Pesticides include four major categories: herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and rodenticides to control weeds, insect pests, diseases and rodents, respectively. The first three types are used in the field while rodenticides are used in storage bins when needed. Pesticides are vital tools for farmers to maximize food production and among the most strictly regulated and highly tested products in the world. For global sustainable agriculture, it is essential for farmers to have access to these tools. The USCA supports current pesticide registrations and regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is against restricting or banning the use of pesticides without risk assessment based on the latest science. The USCA encourages farmers to judiciously use pesticides according to label instructions and calls for emergency use of pesticides not labeled for canola or registered in certain growing areas in crisis.