Texas Senate Bill 1172 would prevent cities and counties from regulating any seed “in any manner, including planting seed or cultivating plants grown from seed.” The language about “cultivating” means that it’s not just about the seeds themselves, but the things the farmers use to grow the plants – including pesticides and herbicides that can kill other crops, crash bee populations, and harm human health.
TAKE ACTION: Local elected representatives need to retain their ability to protect their communities!
Call or email your State Representative and Senator and urge them to OPPOSE SB 1172 & its companion bill, HB 2758.
You can find out who your State legislators are by going to www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us or calling the Texas Capitol Switchboard at 512-463-4630.
Get more information at http://farmandranchfreedom.org/protect-local-control/
Tell your state legislators to vote NO on SB 1172/ HB 2758. We need to be able to address issues with agricultural spraying at the local level -- because the problems and solutions will be different depending on what it being grown in that area, how it is being grown, the local ecological conditions,and more.