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House Adopts “PRIA 4” By Voice Vote

On Monday, March 20, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted by voice vote H.R. 1029, the “Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act” under a suspension of the rules.  Introduced in the 115th Congress by Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL), the measure was reported favorably out of the House Committee on Agriculture on February 16, 2017.  Among its…

CPDA Conducts Legislative Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

CPDA held its 2017 Legislative Policy Conference at the Club Quarters Hotel in Washington, D.C. on March 8th.  The conference featured a presentation and Q&A with Cameron Bishop, Legislative Director in the office of Representative Austin Scott (R-GA), Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit.  Bishop provided attendees an…

CPDA Seeks Exemption for Final PRIA Actions from Administration’s Regulatory Freeze

On February 14, 2017, CPDA wrote to then-EPA Acting Administrator Catherine R. McCabe requesting that pesticide registration actions under PRIA be exempt from the regulatory freeze established under a January 20, 2017 White House memorandum mandating a temporary hold on all new or pending regulations so as to allow the Administration sufficient time to review these…

CPDA-Canada Addresses PMRA Draft Consultations on Data Compensation

On February 24, 2017, CPDA-Canada submitted comments to Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) in response to the Agency’s December 30, 2016 consultation document containing proposed revisions to the Agreement for Data Protection under Section 66 of the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) formerly known as the Ministerial Agreement.  In its comments, CPDA-Canada expressed…

PMRA Issues 2015-2016 Annual Report

Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has issued its annual report for its 2015-2016 fiscal year which provides a summary of the Agency’s accomplishments and activities during this period.  According to the report, 18 new active ingredients were registered for use in Canada during 2015-2016, resulting in the registration of 38 new end-use products.…

OSHA Acknowledges CPDA Concerns in Response to Joint Industry Petition on Relabeling Requirements of HCS 2012

  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a December 9, 2016 response to the joint industry petition filed on May 24, 2016 by CPDA, the Agricultural Retailers Association, the International Sanitary Supply Association, and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates requesting that the Agency issue a Direct Final Rule to…

CPDA Submits Comments on EPA’s Proposed Registration Review Decision for 22 Sulfonylurea Herbicides

On Monday, November 14, 2016, CPDA submitted comments to EPA in response to the Agency’s “Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision for 22 Sulfonylurea (SU) Herbicides.”  The availability of the proposed interim decision document was originally announced for public comment in the July 14, 2016 Federal Register and subsequently reopened for public comment in the September…

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The Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology is the premier advocate for agricultural adjuvant and inert ingredient suppliers.  CPDA also provides legislative and regulatory support to formulators, distributors and manufacturers of post patent pesticide products and biorationals.

CPDA members produce and sell tank-mix adjuvants, inert ingredients, pesticides and other agrotechnology products across the United States and range in size from small businesses to large, publicly traded companies.  Approximately 80% of the inert ingredients used in agricultural production products throughout the U.S. are provided by CPDA members.

Chartered in 1987, CPDA’s priorities and activities continue to be member-driven and focused on the issues that impact their operations.  Through representation on CPDA’s Board of Directors, large and small companies share an equal voice in the development of positions, strategies and priorities adopted by the Council.

CPDA provides comprehensive legislative and regulatory advocacy for the agrotechnology industry by leading efforts to inform and influence legislation and regulations that impact members.  Members provide input on advocacy direction via Board and committee participation, and receive timely information via CPDA communications.

It is no surprise to anyone that it takes political contributions to be successful in Congress. For our industry to really make its voice heard in Washington, CPDA’s Political Action Committee, CPDA PAC, needs your support.