CFB Backs Tax Initiative and New Action to Cancel Glyphosate

CFB Backs Tax Initiative and New Action to Cancel Glyphosate

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The California Farm Bureau has endorsed a 2024 ballot initiative that would give voters the final decision on approving new local and state taxes.

The Taxpayer Protection and Government Accountability Act is backed by several organizations and would require all new taxes passed by the California Legislature be approved by voters and would reaffirm a two-thirds voter approval for all new local tax increases.

**Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Agriculture Future of America.

The MOU formalizes a partnership to promote the common goals of strengthening the future competitiveness and sustainability of the U.S. ag industry by preparing more young people for careers in agriculture.

USDA and AFA will continue to collaborate on leadership development, and link young leaders with career opportunities in food, ag science, natural resources, and related fields.

**New legal action would require the EPA to immediately suspend and cancel glyphosate, the most widely used pesticide in the world.

A petition filed by the Center for Food Safety, Beyond Pesticides, and four farmworker advocacy groups says glyphosate’s registration is illegal.

A lawsuit filed by the same groups last year saw a federal appeals court strike down EPA’s human health assessment because they wrongfully calculated glyphosate’s cancer risk.

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