Roundup state failed to cut SCOTUS

The US Supreme Court will not hear Edwin Hardman v. Monsanto’s appeal.

The first federal case heard by U.S. District Judge Vince Chabria in San Francisco, Hardman v. Monsanto, returned the $80 million jury award, which was later reduced to $25 by the judge.

Along with 1,600 other plaintiffs, Edwin Hardman claimed that he was exposed to the herbicide from Monsanto and its active ingredient glyphosate that caused non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL).

As one of the early cases, agricultural groups including the US Farm Bureau Federation, the American Soybean Association, the National Corn Growers Association, the National Wheat Growers Association and the National Cotton Council requested Hardman’s review by the Supreme Court.

The agricultural community is primarily interested in how Hardman’s case relates to state health warnings about glyphosate:

However, the US Supreme Court has now rejected the motion to file a transfer of claim hearing in Monsanto v. Hardman, which relates to health warnings related to glyphosate:

“We are disappointed that the Supreme Court decided not to hear this case, which has significant implications for our global food supply and science-based regulations,” the agriculture groups said in a joint statement, “with the conflict in Ukraine threatening food security around the world and the continuing risks posed by climate change. Climate, there is much at stake to allow the emergence of an unscientific patchwork of government pesticide labels that would threaten farmers’ access to the tools needed for productive and sustainable agriculture.We will discuss the implications of the court’s declaration and determine what reforms may be necessary to ensure that the patchwork of state labels It does not jeopardize farmers’ access to these vital tools or science-based pesticide regulation.”

On May 23, the groups sent a letter signed by 54 agricultural groups to President Biden urging him to withdraw the attorney general’s memo submitted to the Supreme Court advising them not to consider the case. In a disturbing departure from previous bipartisan administrative policy, the attorney general argues that federal registration and labeling requirements for pesticides do not prevent states from imposing additional labeling requirements, even if those requirements conflict with federal findings. The groups will consider today’s decision and additional reforms that may be needed to prevent a patchwork of government labeling requirements from disrupting trade and undermining regulation of science-based pesticides.

The American Soybean Association US soybean growers are represented on important domestic and international policy issues for the soybean industry. The ASA has 26 affiliated state associations representing 30 soybean-producing states and more than 500,000 soybean growers. More information at soygrowers.com.

The American Farm Bureau Consortium It is the largest public farm organization in the country with member families in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Learn more at fb.org.

The National Cotton CouncilHeadquartered in Memphis, it serves as the unifying force in working with policy makers to ensure cotton’s interests are heard. NCC’s mission is to ensure that the industry can compete more effectively and profitably in the markets for raw cotton, oilseeds and manufactured products in the United States at home and abroad. More at cotton.org.

Founded in 1957, and National Corn Growers Association It represents nearly 40,000 paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 farmers who contribute through corn screening programs in their states. The NCGA and its governmental organizations work together to create and increase opportunities for corn growers. For more information, visit ncga.com.

National Wheat Growers Association He is the chief policy representative in Washington, D.C. for the wheat growers, as he works to secure a better future for America’s farmers, industry, and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 government wheat growers’ organizations to benefit the wheat industry at a national level. From their offices on Capitol Hill, NAWG employees are in constant contact with state union representatives, NAWG grower leaders, members of Congress, congressional staff, administrative officials, and the public. More on Wheatworld.org

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