Posted on June 25, 2020 by Sustainable Food News

USDA report: Glyphosate ban harms ‘no-till sustainable’ agriculture

USDA says French farmers 'hope that this report' encourages France to reconsider 2022 ban on weedkiller

The French government’s agricultural research institute found that banning glyphosate will significantly increase production costs for French farmers practicing no-till and conservation agriculture, according to a new report from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

“On the majority of conventionally tilled land the ban will increase production costs, but the impacts will be less significant,” the report said. “France plans to ban glyphosate by 2022, but farmers hope that this report and others that highlight the negative impacts on agricultural production will encourage the government to reconsider the decision or postpone its implementation.”

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