Washington, D.C. – The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) is pleased to extend gratitude to the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture for successfully passing The Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024, H.R. 8647 out of Committee. This critical legislation includes vital regulatory reforms and a definition inspired by the bipartisan Plant Biostimulant Act, H.R. 1472, which has long been advocated for by our industry.

The inclusion of these reforms is a significant step forward for the biological product sector. By exempting plant biostimulants from regulation under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Act provides much-needed clarity by providing a definition and paves the way for innovation within our industry. This change will empower the development and use of plant biostimulants, which are instrumental in sustainable agriculture by enhancing nutrient uptake, improving crop quality, and increasing plant stress tolerance.

John Dunmore, Director of Government and External Affairs for BPIA, emphasized the importance of this legislation, “The inclusion of plant biostimulant language in the House Committee on Agriculture’s most recently passed Farm Bill is a great achievement for the biological industry. The regulatory reforms in this Act represent the importance of putting our growers, consumers, and the environment first. We are deeply grateful to Chairman Thompson and House Committee members on both sides of the aisle for recognizing the value of plant biostimulants and their role in advancing sustainable agricultural practices.”

BPIA looks forward to the continued progress of the Farm, Food, and National Security Act of 2024 and reiterates our unwavering commitment to working hand in hand with lawmakers to support and drive the growth of the biological product industry. While also continuing to urge a bipartisan and bicameral process.

For more information, please contact: jones@bpia.org


About BPIA: The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) is a leading advocate for biological products and their role in fostering sustainable agriculture, enhancing environmental stewardship, and promoting human health. With a commitment to innovation and collaboration, BPIA works to advance policies that support the growth and efficacy of biological solutions in agriculture and beyond.