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CPDA 2018 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting to Feature Unveiling of New Strategic Direction

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  CPDA Interim President Gary Halvorson recently sent the following message to CPDA Members:  “Make plans to be in the “Windy City” on July 16-18 for CPDA’s 2018 Summer Conference &…

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Presentations from Distinguished Speakers at CPDA’s 2018 Adjuvants & Inerts Conference now Available

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CPDA’s 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference, “Agrotechnology Challenges in Today’s Ever-Changing Market,” held May 1-2 in San Antonio, Texas, featured an informative and robust speakers program that examined the…

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CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference to Feature Key Experts on Major Topics in Agrotechnology

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The CPDA Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference – Agrotechnology Challenges in Today’s Ever-Changing Market – will provide attendees unique opportunities to hear from experts from around the nation about trends and developments…

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House Version of Farm Bill Includes PRIA and NPDES Provisions

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On April 12, 2018, Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, introduced H.R. 2, the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018,” also known as the Farm…

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PRIA 3 Extension Included in Omnibus Spending Bill Signed Into Law

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On March 23, 2018, the President signed into law the omnibus spending bill that provides funding for government operations through the remainder of the 2018 federal fiscal year ending September…

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Final Biological Opinion Addressing ESA Effects of Chlorpyrifos, Malathion and Diazinon

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In the March 23, 2018 Federal Register, EPA announced that it is seeking public comment on the final Biological Opinion issued pursuant to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by the…

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EPA Publishes Final PR Notice 2018-1 on Determination of Minor Use Under FIFRA

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On March 22, 2018. EPA published on its web site PR Notice 2018-1, titled “Determination of Minor Use under Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Section 2(II),” which provides guidance…

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Register for the CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference!

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Registration for the CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference, to be held May 1-3, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, is now open!  The conference provides a forum for education and information…

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CPDA 2018 Regulatory Conference Speaker Presentations Now Available

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Speaker presentations from the very productive 2018 CPDA Regulatory Conference, held on Tuesday, March 13th in Arlington, Virginia, are now accessible on CPDA’s web site.  The program featured an array…

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Representative Rodney Davis Writes to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Expressing Concerns About a Possible Lapse in PRIA

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Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research of the House Committee on Agriculture, released a letter he sent to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on…

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EPA Responds to Chairman Davis’ Letter with a Detailed Analysis of the Impact of a Lapse in PRIA

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On March 7, 2018, EPA responded to Chairman Davis (see previous story) with a detailed analysis of what the impact would be on the Agency under three scenarios including a…

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EPA Issues Final Guidance Clarifying Placement of First Aid Statements on Pesticide Label Panels

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EPA has released final guidance which clarifies where first aid statements should appear on the label of pesticide products.  In December 2016, EPA released a memorandum titled  Guidance for Pesticide Registrants in…

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CPDA and Other Members of the PPC Address ESA Consultation Process for Pesticides

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This month, CPDA and other members of the Pesticide Policy Coalition (PPC) sent a letter to members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees as part of an outreach effort…

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PMRA Releases its 2016-2017 Annual Report

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On February 5, 2018, Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) published its 2016-2017 annual report which provides a summary of the Agency’s pesticide registration and re-evaluation/special review activities for…

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EPA and the Department of the Army Issue Final Rule Delaying Effective Implementation Date of the WOTUS Rule

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On January 31, 2018, EPA and the U.S. Department of the Army finalized a rule delaying the effective implementation date of a controversial rule, promulgated by the Obama Administration in…

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