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IFPA criticises EPA Plant Incorporated Protectorants rule

- General News
The Environmental Protection Agency released the final rule on Plant Incorporated Protectorants (PIPs), and Dr. Max Teplitski, Chief Science Officer of International Fresh Produce Association has issued the following statement.

EPA’s Endangered Species Act proposals present challenges for specialty crops, group says

- General News
Specialty crop producers will be hard pressed to comply with new proposals from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) overhauling how it implements the Endangered Species Act (ESA), warns Minor Crop Farmer Alliance (MCFA) in new comments to the agency.

USDA releases 2021 Pesticide Data Program annual summary

- General News
USDA published the 2021 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary, which shows that more than 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by the Environmental Protection Agency

Ag groups write in support of EPA

- Analysis
The letter from many ag groups, dated November 14, is addressed to the Congressional leadership of both houses. It is in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

PMA comments on EPA pesticide and GMO exemptions

- General News
The Produce Marketing Association submitted comments on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposed Rule for Pesticides; Exemptions of Certain Plant Incorporated Protectants Derived from Newer Technologies.