S.3283 – A bill to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to fully protect the safety of children and the environment, to remove dangerous pesticides from use, and for other purposes.

S.3283 – A bill to amend the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act to fully protect the safety of children and the environment, to remove dangerous pesticides from use, and for other purposes.   Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) has introduced a bill in the 117th Congress (S. 3283) to amend FIFRA – see link to bill here.  This bill was previously introduced in the 116th Congress by Senator Udall (D-NM) and Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO-02).  There is no House version of

EPA and Army Take Action to Provide Certainty for the Definition of WOTUS

EPA and Army Take Action to Provide Certainty for the Definition of WOTUS November 18, 2021 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) announced a proposed rule to re-establish the pre-2015 definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) which had been in place for decades, updated

Farm Groups Rip Into EPA with Claims Agency Failed To Use Best Available Science in Latest Herbicide Evaluation

Farm Groups Rip Into EPA with Claims Agency Failed To Use Best Available Science in Latest Herbicide Evaluation   By TYNE MORGAN November 15, 2021 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an environmental impact evaluation of commonly used products such as glyphosate, atrazine and  simazine. The report released Nov. 12 is part of the agency’s endangered species biological evaluations (BE) regarding herbicides. The report

PRIA Coalition Draft Strategic Plan Comments

PRIA Coalition Draft Strategic Plan Comments   CPDA and other members of the PRIA Industry Coalition submitted comments about the EPA’s Draft of 2022-2026 Strategic Plan to the EPA. The comments that were submitted urge the Administration to continue to strive to meet the original goals of PRIA and to work with Congress and stakeholders to ensure that the core tenants of PRIA are met as the law is reauthorized.

Upcoming CPDA Webinar “Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC) Overview”

Upcoming CPDA Webinar “Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC) Overview” This webinar is open for members only and will be held Thursday, December 16th at 11am.   Laurie Flanagan, Executive Vice President, D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Services, Inc. will provide CPDA members with an overview of the PPC. Laurie will be presenting on topics such as who is the PPC?  And, what

CPDA Welcomes New Member Milliken Chemical

CPDA welcomes New Member Milliken Chemical The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology is very pleased and excited to announce that Milliken Chemical has joined CPDA membership.  Milliken Chemical, a division of Milliken & Company, is headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Milliken Chemical offers a variety of products that can be used in the agriculture & turf market.  Milliken Chemical’s research and development

REGISTER for Webinar “Optimizing Glyphosate Performance in 2022”

REGISTER for Webinar “Optimizing Glyphosate Performance in 2022”CPDA is pleased to present the upcoming webinar on November 23rd, 2021, 11am – 12pm (CST).In 2022, we may have the potential for supply shortages of one of the most important crop protection products in US agriculture, Glyphosate. However, we have already seen Glyphosate’s cost rise considerably from past years. Therefore, optimizing every

CPDA Welcomes New Member Corbet Scientific

CPDA welcomes new member Corbet Scientific! The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology is very pleased and excited to announce that Corbet Scientific has joined CPDA membership.  Corbet Scientific LLC is headquartered in Jackson, WY.   Corbet Scientific develops and manufactures innovative eco-friendly agrochemicals for enhancing crop production. Manufactured in the USA, their first product to market Hydrovant is a water-based polymer solution with

Federal Interagency Working Group Reconvened to Improve Protections for Endangered Species and Enhance Transparency

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House Agriculture Committee Hearing 11/03/2021 “The Immediate Challenges to our Nation’s Food Supply Chain”

House Agriculture Committee Hearing on November 3rd, 2021 Hearing on: The Immediate Challenges to our Nation’s Food Supply Chain Wednesday, November 3, 2021 |  10:00 AM EDT  | Washington DC Full Committee on Agriculture.  Testimony includes: Mr. Jon Samson, Vice President of Conferences and Executive Director, Agricultural & Food Transporters Conference, American Trucking Association, Arlington, VA Mr. Rod Wells, Chief Supply Chain Officer, GROWMARK, Inc., on behalf of the Agricultural Retailers Association, Bloomington, IL Watch hearing on YouTube from House Ag GOP 

EPA Responds to New Mexico Governor and Acts to Address PFAS Under Hazardous Waste Law

EPA Responds to New Mexico Governor and Acts to Address PFAS Under Hazardous Waste Law October 26, 2021 Contact Information EPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is acting upon a petition from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico to tackle PFAS contamination under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In responding to the petition, EPA outlined plans to initiate the rulemaking process for two new actions under the hazardous waste law, reflecting

Article “Chlorpyrifos Rule”

CHLORPYRIFOS RULE Tuesday Nov 2nd, 2021   A large coalition of agriculture groups wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency asking it to postpone revocation of chlorpyrifos until it can consider their formal objections to the rule. Allison Crittenden, American Farm Bureau Federation Congressional Relations Director, says the August 30 rule goes against EPA science….Read More