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The first federal statute established to regulate the registration, labeling and use of crop protection products was the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), passed in 1947.
The use of crop protection products in the U.S. adds $82 billion in increased yield and quality of field, nut fruit and vegetable crops.
In 2007, it was estimated that pesticide sales (including products used for industry/commercial, agriculture and home & garden purposes) totaled nearly $12.5 billion in the U.S. alone. Herbicide expenditures accounted for nearly half of the total sales that year.