Action Alerts

EPA Inspector General Says Section 18 Permit Process Flawed

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, September 25th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Inspector General (IG)  released a report criticizing the EPA’s practice of issuing emergency exemptions for certain pesticide uses that are beyond the product’s approved label. Such exemptions are commonly used throughout the U.S. and are most often known as Section 18 permits. The primary critique was […] Read more...

Farm Bill Stalls Out Ahead of November Mid-Terms

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The House and Senate farm bill negotiations stalled out this week, and it appears no further action between conferees and conference leaders will take place until after the mid-term elections in November. A primary difference between the House and Senate bills and Republicans and Democrats is the Nutrition Title. The House measure contains more significant […] Read more...

Think Rice Road Trip Kicks Off in Louisiana

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new marketing campaign by the U.S. rice industry kicked off this week in Crowley, Louisiana. USA Rice is conducting a multi-state road trip with a specially designed vehicle that will visit with people and local media across the country. The trip will feature a social media campaign using the tag #RideWithRice and #ThinkRice that […] Read more...

Trump Administration Seeks Rehearing on Clorpyrifos Decision

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 24, the Trump Administration’s Department of Justice filed a request for a rehearing of a pesticide case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a case in which the court directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban chlorpyrifos, a critical agricultural pesticide, within 60 days.If the current court order stands, […] Read more...

Walmart Makes Move to Require Blockchain for Some Food Suppliers

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Walmart is taking a big leap towards blockchain technology as it is planning to mandate use of the technology by a significant number of its U.S. food suppliers. Beginning September 2019, Walmart and its Sam’s Club division will require suppliers of fresh, leafy greens to implement real-time, end-to-end traceability of products back to the farm […] Read more...
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