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Biopesticide Mini-Symposium

BPIA sponsored a biological products mini-symposium entitled Biopesticide Technology: Science and Challenges during the 9th International Integrated Pest Management Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland.

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International Biological Products Symposium

The symposium explored a range of global topics with speakers from around the world discussing biological products markets, regulatory challenges, and the rapidly developing biostimulants industry.

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BPIA Successful Winter Hill Day

Representatives from small, medium, and large BPIA member companies met with staff for members of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.

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BPIA Cultivating Biological Products

BPIA members participated at AmericanHort’s Cultivate 17 and shared information about biopesticides and biostimulants with attendees that included growers, retailers, breeders, suppliers, researchers, and students.

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Call for Nominations

BPIA is now accepting nominations for the BPIA 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award and the BPIA 2017 Member of the Year Award. Do you know an individual who exemplifies what it means to be a BPIA volunteer? Do you know a BPIA member company that demonstrates a company-wide commitment to advancing the mission of BPIA?

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BPIA in the Swing of Things

Hundreds of attendees visited the BPIA booth at the 2017 Golf Industry Show where they learned about biological products including biopesticides and biostimulants and how such products can be used by the men and women managing and maintaining golf courses in the United States and around the world.

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BPIA at 2017 Potato Expo

Over a dozen BPIA member companies attended the 2017 Potato Expo in San Francisco. Several members participated in BPIA interviews with various media outlets from around the world discussing the growth of the biological industry and the many new products now available for potato growers.

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BPIA at Safer Choice Summit

BPIA participated in the U.S. EPA’s Safer Choice Partner and Stakeholder Summit in Washington, DC. EPA created the Safer Choice label to help residents, businesses, and communities to find products with safer ingredients.

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BPIA Participates in PRIA Stakeholder Meeting

BPIA participated in a Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) 3 Stakeholder meeting at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention Office of Pesticides Program.

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BPIA Thanks Appropriators for Zika Virus Funding

The BPIA Government Affairs Committee (GAC) sent a letter to appropriators in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives thanking them for addressing the significant public health threat posed by the Zika virus by recently passing fiscal 2017 continuing resolution (HR 5325).

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BPIA Participates at EPA’S PPDC

BPIA recommended that a new workgroup be created to help encourage the international acceptance of reduced-risk products through harmonization of MRLs and exemptions from tolerances.

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BPIA Regulatory Subcommittees in Action

Last week, the BPIA Plant Regulator Subcommittee met with the US EPA/Office of Pesticide Programs/Biopesticide and Pollution Prevention Division, and the BPIA USDA Subcommittee met with the Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Branch of APHIS.

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BPIA Provides Testimony to House Subcommittee

On April 27th, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research held a hearing on “Federal Actions and Policies Affecting Costs of Production and Impacting the Rural Economy.” BPIA was asked to submit written testimony for the hearing.

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BPIA Submits Comments to APHIS

BPIA believes that regulations should be based on the best available science, deliver appropriate health and environmental protection, and fully build upon the decades of experience that USDA has in reviewing both GE and non-GE microorganisms.

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NOSB Meeting in DC

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) is holding its next public meeting on April 25-27 in Washington, DC, and BPIA will be there. If you or a representative of your BPIA member company plan to attend the meeting in person, please let us know, so you can be a part of the BPIA activities.

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Biological Products Industry Alliance - Advancing Knowledge of Biopesticides and Biostimulants
Advancing Knowledge of Biopesticides and Biostimulants