On June 12, Senior US District Judge William Shubb of the Eastern District of California affirmed his February ruling on the herbicide glyphosate, declining to reconsider his conclusion that it would be misleading to force companies to disclose that the herbicide may cause cancer. Shubb noted that the overwhelming majority of government agencies that have examined glyphosate have concluded it is not carcinogenic. The State of California had asked the judge to reconsider his earlier ruling and to require warnings for glyphosate under California's Proposition 65. In response to the decision, Chandler Goule, the chief executive officer of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the lead plaintiff in the case, said, "California is attempting to implement a policy that would cause damage to American farmers. The facts and science are on our side, which shows that glyphosate is safe for use."