Yesterday, Governor Phil Scott vetoed Bill H.706, which would have banned the use of neonicotinoid-treated seeds in the state.

Reacting to the veto, Consumer Choice Center Senior Policy Analyst Bill Wirtz, who testified before the Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture in April said:

“Governor Scott made the right call vetoing this legislation. We have warned extensively against banning essential seed treatments that prevent insect attacks on farmer’s crops, not merely to protect the financial viability of farming businesses, but also to protect consumer purchasing power.”

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