California’s Proposition 65 Listing of Glyphosate

On November, 15, 2017, NAWG joined a coalition of leading agriculture groups across the country as the lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit against the State of California for its inaccurate classification of glyphosate under Prop 65. As a result of California’s Prop 65 listing, manufacturers of products containing glyphosate, or residues thereof, sold in California will need to affix a false and misleading warning label to their products.

On February 27, 2018, NAWG and plantiffs (collectively known as the Ag Defense Alliance) had a big win in the case. Citing harm to the nation’s agriculture economy, Judge William Shubb of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting California from implementing its “false and misleading” Prop 65 labeling requirement for the herbicide glyphosate.

NAWG and the Ag Defense Alliance have launched a website providing resources and information about its case against California’s unjustified Prop 65 listing of glyphosate. The Fix Prop 65 website provides research and background on the case, testimonials from farmers, information about glyphosate, how it is used, and what the scientific community has stated about this safe-for-use, environmental sustainable herbicide. For more information, visit  FIXPROP65.COM and read our release here.

You can also find more information on Bayer’s site:

NAWG Opinion Editorial

On April 09, 2019, Capital Press published commentary from NAWG President Ben Scholz on how wheat farmers truly use glyphosate on their crop.

Read it here:

Want More Information on Glyphosate Use in Wheat?

Read the National Wheat Foundation (NWF)’s five-part blog series below or visit their site here which houses multiple resources on this topic.

The National Wheat Foundation serves as the educational arm to NAWG. For education information on wheat growers, the crop itself, and other topics related to the industry, visit

For more information on the Glyphosate compound itself, visit the National Institutes of Health.

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NAWG Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Glyphosate brochure

Good agricultural practices (GAP) are specific methods which, when applied to agriculture, create food for consumers or further processing that is safe and wholesome. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service currently operates an audit/certification program to verify that farms use good agricultural practice and/or good handling practice. This is a voluntary program typically utilized by growers and packers to satisfy contractual requirements with retail and food service buyers.

In effort to remind our growers about the following on-label use of glyphosate and all pesticides, the National Wheat Foundation has created this brochure.