Source: USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the agency's next steps in response to a recent court decision on Roundup Ready sugar beets.


"USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service must chart a course for compliance with its statutory authorities and environmental statutes, such as NEPA, while USDA works to create the environment where all types of producers can and do produce all types of crops," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. "The steps we have outlined today not only respond to the concerns of producers while complying with the court's ruling, but also further USDA's continuing efforts to enable coexistence among conventional, organic, and biotechnology production systems." 

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