Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm Programming Radio Oklahoma Network  |  7401 N. Kelley Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73111  |  (405) 841-3675  |  Fax: (405) 841-3674

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


CropLife America Testifies Before House Ag Committee on Importance of PRIA Reauthorization

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:41:25 CST

CropLife America Testifies Before House Ag Committee on Importance of PRIA Reauthorization On Tuesday, Beau Greenwood, executive vice president of government relations and public affairs at CropLife America, testified before the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives at a roundtable session on the reauthorization of the industry’s fee-for-service program, commonly referred to as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA). The current authority for PRIA will expire on September 30, 2017. In his testimony, Greenwood noted the diverse support for the program, including industry, users of pesticides, state and federal regulators, and the NGO community. An overview of the benefits of this program, as developed by the PRIA coalition, is available online.



Greenwood notes that, “The PRIA fee framework ensures that pesticide products will be available to support American agriculture; make available the disinfectants used by facilities managers; provide the tools necessary to combat mosquito and other vector control in the public health sector; ensure the availability of structural pesticides for residential and commercial purposes; and support the home & garden and turf & ornamental industries as well as golf course managers. Consequently, those pesticide uses that most of us take for granted in our daily lives remain available and therefore, we are all beneficiaries of this necessary and important fee-for-service program that funds, in part, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pesticide registration and review programs.”



He adds, “the support enjoyed by this program reflects the commitment and sincere efforts of all stakeholders who work at the intersection of pesticide and public policy. Our primary underlying statute, the Federal Insecticide, Rodenticide, and Fungicide Act, allows for the simultaneous protection of human health and the environment and for a predictable registration process. The process improvements and business certainty created by PRIA are an invaluable piece of this regulatory puzzle.”



Source - CropLife America




   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Economist Derrell Peel "Not Surprised" by Latest On Feed Report, Sees Steady-Higher Prices Coming  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:33:30 CDT
  • Monsanto Pledges $100K to Support Earthquake Relief Efforts by Save the Children in Mexico City  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:28 CDT
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:18:21 CDT
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:10:52 CDT
  • Oklahoma FFA Chapters Volunteer to Build Feral Hog Trap Gates for Assoc. of Conservation Districts  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:01:45 CDT
  • American Farm Bureau Foundation's Latest Purple Plow Project Challenges Students' Ideas on Soil  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:40:36 CDT
  • Make Plans to Attend the Organic Oklahoma Conference October 4 - 5, Scholarships Still Available  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:33:36 CDT
  • New Shade System at Texas Tech University's Beef Center Helps Keep Cattle Comfortable, Healthy  Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:13:36 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Livestock Exchange Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Tulsa Farm Show Stillwater Milling American Farmers & Ranchers KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2017 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup

    WebReady powered by WireReady® NSI