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14 06, 2018

DPR to List Chlorpyrifos as a Toxic Air Contaminant

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On June 12, 2018, the Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (SRP) unanimously approved the California Department of Pesticide Regulation’s (DPR) staff report that will list chlorpyrifos as a toxic air contaminant.  According to their report, chlorpyrifos may pose a public health risk as a toxic air contaminant based on its assessment of the [...]

18 11, 2016

Chlorpyrifos in the News

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dow AgroSciences, U.S. Farmers Disagree with U.S. EPA Proposal to Revoke Chlorpyrifos Tolerances 11/10/2016 -In its release today of a pre-publication copy of the Notice of Data Availability (NODA) related to its assessment of the human health risks associated with the insecticide chlorpyrifos, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took another step toward finalizing its [...]

22 09, 2016

Triazine Network Wants You!

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Pesticides|Tags: , , |0 Comments

An adulterated process at EPA coupled with a desire to placate activists continues to place crop protection tools in precarious positions.  The most recent attack, as we have reported, is on herbicides and the family of triazines which directly affects the availability of simazine.  Your protest about flawed conclusions is vital to offset the activist [...]

22 09, 2016

Changes To The Worker Protection Standard

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Labor, Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The US EPA recently published the revised Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). The WPS is meant to increase protections for agricultural fieldworkers and pesticide handlers from pesticide exposure when working in farms, forests, nurseries and greenhouses. Several changes are required to be in place by January 2, 2017. These include: All fieldworkers in California must [...]

15 09, 2016

It Is A War!

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides|Tags: , |0 Comments

Whether we are talking water, sustainability, labor or crop protection tools expert farmers in Sacramento and Washington D.C. seek to redefine California agriculture.  One battleground we have strongly fought back in is the area defined by EPA and California’s DPR.  As we mentioned in a previous email EPA is after the Triazines, simazine in our [...]

1 09, 2016

US EPA Challenging Agriculture

By | September 1st, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

This past week CEOs from 14 Ag associations met in Washington, D.C. to review chemical registration challenges emitting from EPA. This group (which included State Farm Bureaus, Florida interests, grain, corn and sorghum execs) met to compare notes and develop a strategy for offsetting EPA restrictions that locate environmental activists and remove valuable tools from [...]

12 08, 2016

CCM Meets with Cal EPA Secretary on Pesticides near Schools Proposal

By | August 12th, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will soon release proposed regulations on the application of pesticides near schools despite zero scientific justification for action. This is par for the course at Cal EPA as of late.  When DPR announced they had worked with the environmental justice community on proposed changes to the Air Monitoring [...]

28 07, 2016

EPA Believes Growers Are Okay With Losing Crop Protection Tools

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations|Tags: , |0 Comments

According to EPA, growers are fine with having crop protection tools taken away. This year alone EPA has put out for comment several rules and risk assessments that would lower or eliminate tolerances on Lorsban (chlorpyrifos), Princep (simazine), Admire (imidacloprid) and Roundup (glyphosate); just to name a few that citrus growers might recognize. Additionally, the [...]

21 07, 2016

EPA Hears from Growers why Chlorpyrifos is needed

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

On Monday, Jack Housenger from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pesticide Re-evaluation Division visited a Visalia citrus grove to hear first-hand why chlorpyrifos continues to be an important crop protection tool for citrus growers.  Housenger was accompanied by Caleb Hawkins from the Biological and Economic Analysis Division and Garland Waleko from EPA’s Office of Pesticide [...]

21 07, 2016

Ag’s Counterpunch to U.S. EPA

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Laws & Regulations, Pesticides, Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Citrus Mutual joined eight other organizations challenging EPA’s process for evaluating crop protection tools this week.  CCM President Joel Nelsen joined the CEOs from American Farm Bureau, American Soybean, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Corn Growers Association, National Cotton Council, National Potato Council, United Fresh Produce Association, and Western Growers on a letter to [...]