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Monsanto threatening New Hampshire farming?


We seek to collaborate with farmers and organizations opposing NH HB1233. Such regulation would threaten community, organic, CSA and other local farms & nurseries, heirloom seeding and cultivation and sales. #StopMonsanto

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AN ACT preempting local regulation of seeds and fertilizer.

🔸1 New Section; Preemption of Local Regulation. Amend RSA 433 by inserting after section 7 the following new section:

433:7-a Preemption of Local Regulation. Administration and enforcement of this subdivision shall be implemented in an equitable manner throughout the state. This subdivision is of statewide concern and occupies the whole field of regulation regarding the display, distribution, growing, cultivation, harvesting, production, labeling, marketing, mixing, notification of use, planting, possession, processing, registration, sale, storage, transportation, or other use; or the inspection, analysis, examination, certification, classification, testing, or licensing of agricultural, flower tree, shrub, or vegetable seeds, or products or sellers of such seeds to the exclusion of all local regulation. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this subdivision, no ordinance or regulation of local government, including but not limited to, an action by a local governmental agency or department, a county board of commissioners or a city council, or a local regulation adopted by the use of an initiative measure, may prohibit or in any way attempt to regulate any matter relating to the display, distribution, growing, cultivation, harvesting, production labeling, marketing, mixing, notification of use, planting, possession, processing, registration, sale, storage, transportation, or other use, or the inspection, analysis, examination, certification, classification, testing, licensing, of agricultural, flower tree, shrub, or vegetable seeds or products or sellers of such seeds and any of those ordinances, laws, or regulations are void and of no force or effect.

🔸2 Fertilizer Regulation Preempted. Amend RSA 431:4-d to read as follows:

431:4-d Preemption of Local Regulation. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this subdivision, no ordinance or regulation of local government, including but not limited to, an action by a local governmental agency or department, a county board of commissioners or a city council, or a local regulation adopted by the use of an initiative measure, may prohibit or in any way attempt to regulate any matter relating to the registration, sale, formulation, [or] transportation, or use of fertilizer.

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