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Congress to Take Up Farm Bill

This week, the House will begin debating H.R. 2, more commonly known as the Farm Bill. The measure is an important opportunity for landscape professionals to gain greater certainty in regulatory decisions related to pesticide use. The House Bill contains … Continue reading

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The Label Is Always the Law

The continued legalization of cannabis and hemp in many states is proving to be a conundrum to regulatory agencies nationwide.  Since both plants are listed by the federal government as Schedule 1 narcotics, there are no federally registered pesticides that … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Pesticide Assessments

The EPA released preliminary ecological and human health risk assessments for a number of pesticides including clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran insecticides.  The agency also released a preliminary ecological risk assessment for imidacloprid.  Previously, pollinator-only risk assessments were released for these … Continue reading

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NALP Attends the Quarterly Meeting of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board

NALP VP of Government Relations Paul Mendelsohn traveled to Boston this past week to join Director of State and Local Government Relations Bob Mann in attending the quarterly meeting of the Massachusetts Pesticide Board.  Topics covered in the meeting included … Continue reading

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Funding for Pesticide Review

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment released its FY 18 bill and has requested continued funding for the Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). This request is necessary because the current Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) expires in 2017, … Continue reading

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Portland, Maine Anti-Lawn Care Ordinance Update

Activists continue to advance their agenda in Southern Maine. In the wake of the defeat of state pesticide preemption legislation earlier this year, cities and towns such as Portland and Falmouth seek to enact local restrictions on the use of … Continue reading

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