Farm Bill Optimism and EU Not Concerned About Glyphosate
**Farmers and ranchers are slightly more optimistic that Congress will get a new farm bill passed this year.
But, Successful Farming says they don’t think the farm bill will get used to overturn California’s Prop 12 animal welfare law.
About 36% of the farmers surveyed say it’s not likely Congress will overturn Prop 12 in the new farm bill, while 40% are unsure about a legislative fix.
**The European Food Safety Agency says it hasn’t identified areas of concern that would stop the reapproval of glyphosate for use in the EU.
Market Screener says EU approval of the widely-used chemical is set to expire at the end of 2023.
The World Health Organization decided in 2015 that glyphosate was “probably” carcinogenic to humans.
Bayer points out that decades worth of health studies show that glyphosate is safe for humans to use.
**Last year saw a 40% increase in the number of injuries and fatalities in confined spaces across agriculture.
That’s according to the Purdue University 2022 summary.
The summary reported 83 cases, 24 of which were fatal and 59 nonfatal cases involving agricultural confined spaces.
That’s almost a 41% increase over the 59 cases in 2021.
Additionally, 42 grain-related entrapments represented a 45 percent increase over 2021.