and Injunction on Prop 65 Impact on Glyphosate
**The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is proposing to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans to
reflect current industry descriptions and practices.
www.gfb.org reports the proposed changes would replace the current grades with U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, U.S. Choice, and U.S. Standard grades.
AMS also proposes updating terminology, definitions, and defect scoring guides in the standards.
**The U.S. Ninth Circuit Appeals recently affirmed a district court permanent injunction prohibiting California's Proposition 65 warning requirement related to glyphosate.
The proposition did not ban the use of glyphosate, but California attempted to apply Prop 65 to glyphosate in 2017 following the 2015 ruling that glyphosate is an animal carcinogen and a probable human carcinogen.
The National Association of Wheat Growers welcomed the court's response of a permanent injunction.
**Prices paid for crop seed increased significantly faster than the prices farmers received for crop commodities between 1990 and 2020.
During that period, the average prices farmers paid for all seed rose by 270%, while the crop commodity price index rose 56%.
For crops planted predominantly with genetically modified seed, like corn soybeans, and cotton, those seed prices rose by an average of 463% between 1990 and 2020.