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PRIA Reauthorization Language Not Retained in Farm Bill Conference Report

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On Monday, December 10th, House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) filed the conference…

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Fall 2018 EPA Regulatory Agenda Includes Pesticide Activities

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On October 17, 2018, the Fall 2018 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and Regulatory Plan was released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information…

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Farm Bill Deliberations Remain Stalled Heading into Mid-Terms

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As reported previously, negotiations on the Farm Bill remain stalled due to non-PRIA related matters including differences in proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as contained in the…

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CPDA Engages with WSDA in Calling for an Expedient Process that would Allow Alternatives to BIT in Adjuvant Formulations

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In related activities surrounding the shortage of BIT, CPDA has been engaged with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in calling for guidance that would set forth a streamlined…

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EPA’s Office of Inspector General Issues Report on Needed Improvements to FIFRA Section 18 Emergency Exemption Process

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On September 25, 2018, EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report summarizing the conclusions of its audit of the Agency’s FIFRA Section 18 pesticide emergency exemption process. Section…

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CPDA Seeks Solution to Problems Posed by BIT Shortages

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CPDA continues to work with EPA and allied industry trade associations urgently seeking a resolution to the shortage of the active ingredient 1,2-benzisothiaxolin-3-one (BIT). Preservative products containing BIT are used…

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CPDA Seeks Delay of WSDA’s Proposal for Functioning Agents in Adjuvant Formulations

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On September 21, 2018 CPDA in collaboration with the Far West Agribusiness Association (FWAA) sent a letter to WSDA requesting that the agency temporarily delay the implementation of its proposed…

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California Proposition 65 Update

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House and Senate Passed Farm Bills Contain CPDA Supported PRIA and NPDES Language

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On June 28, 2018, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the Farm Bill, titled the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” by a vote of 86-11. The Senate vote was…

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Lawsuit Filed Against EPA Over Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS)

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On May 30, 2018, the Attorneys General from the states of California, Maryland and New York filed a lawsuit against EPA over the Agency’s delay in publishing a notice of…

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EPA Announces Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period on its Proposed “Transparency in Regulatory Science” Rule

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EPA has announced an extension of the comment period and a public hearing on its proposed rule titled “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science,” published in the Federal Register on April…

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CPDA Interim President Gary Halvorson to Address the WPHA 2018 Regulatory Conference

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CPDA Interim President Gary Halvorson will present at the Western Plant Health Association (WPHA) 2018 Regulatory Conference, scheduled for July 25-26 in Sacramento, California.  He will provide an overview of…

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EPA Announces Extension of Deadline for Public Comment on Final Biological Opinion for Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon and Malathion

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EPA has announced a 60-day extension of the deadline for the submission of public comments on the final Biological Opinion (BiOp), issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under…

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Farm Bill (H.R. 2), the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018,” Fails to Advance on the House Floor

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House passage of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2), titled the “Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018,” fell short by a vote of 198-213 during floor debate on the measure held…

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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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