Action Alerts

EPA Registers Sulfoxaflor

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on July 12th, that it has issued approval for the insecticide sulfoxaflor for use on a wide variety of crops, saying the chemical posed less of a risk to honeybees than previously thought. Sulfoxaflor is an important pest management product that is utilized on a wide range of […] Read more...

U.S. – China Trade Talks Progressing Slowly

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are ongoing, but progress towards a resolution that satisfies both nations appears to be slow. U.S. negotiators have continued a dialogue with their Chinese counterparts, and it has been reported that face to face meetings could occur as early as next week. President Trump met with President Xi […] Read more...

WOTUS Rule Sent to White House for Final OMB Review

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A final rule for Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is currently under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. The new rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is said to be more favorable to working farmlands and more […] Read more...

EPA Says Yes to Chlorpyrifos for Now

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met a court order deadline in making a decision related to chlorpyrifos insecticides. The decision was made to continue existing tolerances for chemistries that include the insecticide because there is not sufficiently valid, complete, or reliable scientific data or information to justify revoking tolerances. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12429-epa-to-allow-continued-use-of-chlorpyrifos https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/AG/news/world-policy/article/2019/07/19/agency-raises-possibility-new-2 https://www2.dtn.com/ag/assets/PrePubCopy_9997-06_FR%20Document_Signed_2019-07-18.pdf Read more...

Dept. of Labor Issues New Draft Rules for H-2A

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 15th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that would impact employer rules related to the H-2A farmworker visa program. The changes proposed were touted by the Trump administration as modernizing the migrant labor program in a manner that is responsive to stakeholder concerns, improves access to […] Read more...
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