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NALP Hosts Advocacy Field Trip

On Sept. 7, 2023, the National Association of Landscape Professionals hosted staff members of the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and USDA to show how lawn care companies safely and effectively apply products to stop invasive species and maintain the health of our green spaces. Bob Mann, senior director of regulatory and technical affairs […]

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Hot Button Issues: Gas-Powered Equipment, Weed Control and Water Management

The landscape industry frequently comes under fire for issues including the use of gas-powered equipment, synthetic weed control and water management. “If we look at anything at the macro level, there is usually some grain of truth and validity,” says Roscoe Klausing, founder and owner of Klausing Group. “It is when we get into the […]

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NALP Members Participate in Farm Bill Fly-In 

NALP hosted its first Legislative Day of the year on May 9 -10 to advocate during the Farm Bill cycle with around 40 attendees.   The Farm Bill is an omnibus piece of legislation that runs on an approximate five-year cycle, addressing a wide spectrum of issues that touch upon agriculture. Issues surrounding pesticide policy and […]

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NALP Defeats Pesticide Ban in Colorado with Member Voices

Last week, the Colorado Senate Bill 22-131 was defeated by a bipartisan vote of 6-1, after numerous NALP members and other organizations testified against it. This legislation would have made it difficult for lawn care and landscape companies to responsibly use the EPA-approved products they need to maintain healthy greenspaces by rolling back statewide preemption. […]

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NALP Members Lobby During February Legislative Days

NALP’s Legislative Days were to be held in person this year, but COVID restrictions in Washington D.C. and on the Hill led to the switch to a virtual event. Despite the change to virtual, More than120 industry professionals took part. “I think it makes sense, especially during COVID, to transition over and we had more […]

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Five Key Advocacy Areas NALP Is Focused On

During LANDSCAPES 2021, Andrew Bray, NALP’s VP of government relations, provided an update on a number of advocacy topics that impact the lawn and landscape industry. If you missed this presentation, here are the five key topics Bray covered and the main takeaways. CARB The California Air and Resource Board (CARB) released a proposed regulation […]

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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 language that:

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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 are labeled for use by growers in states where cannabis is legal. That said, any […]

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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 pesticides earlier this year and  in 2016. 

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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 the announcement of those who will form the new Pesticide Advocacy Council, including our own […]

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