Perdue signals flexibility on SNAP, defends agency moves
Agri-Pulse | By Philip Brasher
Perdue, appearing before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday, also expressed concern that a spate of lawsuits against Monsanto Co. could force farmers to stop using glyphosate herbicide.
“I’m hoping the appeals court will see through this. It would be literally devastating to our productivity capacity worldwide” if glyphosate could no longer be used by farmers, Perdue said.
The comment came in response to questioning by Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican who said he is worried “that the use of Roundup could disappear” because of multimillion-dollar jury verdicts against chemical’s maker, Monsanto, now a unit of Bayer.