Western Growers is engaged in the defense of critical crop protection tools and remains active in policy creation at the federal, state, and local levels. We work with regulators to ensure they operate based on science and that protecting public health can exist with efficacy in the field. This marriage of science and policy is where Advocacy and Science & Technology units at Western Growers come together for the benefit of our members.
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is holding three public workshops to collect feedback and provide an update on the development of the statewide pesticide application system. The workshops will be held on Nov. 7, Nov. 9 and Nov. 10, 2022. The workshops are scheduled at the following times and locations; registration is not required … Read More
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity that asked the EPA to amend the “treated article exemption” to make clear it does not apply to seeds treated with systemic pesticides. This is a success for Western Growers; last month, WG joined more than 30 other agricultural organizations … Read More
Western Growers has joined more than 30 other agricultural organizations in asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject a petition that seeks formal agency rulemaking or interpretation of seed treatments falling under the treated article exemption. In part, the coalition letter states: “There is no benefit to be gained by imposing duplicative layers of regulation … Read More
Often, the good work of the WG lobbying team goes unrecognized. But rest assured, we have the strongest, most competent advocates in the business fighting to defend our rights to farm in California.
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