According to the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to discontinue its pesticide reporting program at the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The program tracked and monitored national pesticide use.
Because pesticide use has increased in the last ten years, it has become more important than ever to report its use to consumers, farmers, environmental groups, and scientists. You can learn more about the USDA, NASS, and pesticide reporting on the OCA website.
Please contact USDA Secretary Ed Schafer and your congressperson today by visiting the OCA action page: salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/642/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=24757