Updates from RISE 26th Annual Conference

By |  September 21, 2016
  • Strength in Numbers — RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) added 15 members in 2016. The national trade association representing manufacturers, formulators and distributors of specialty pesticide and fertilizer products now numbers about 200 member companies.
  • Mosquito Management — This year, Congress declined to take action on Clean Water Act reform and the Obama Administration’s $1.1 billion funding request for mosquito control, and Zika virus testing and related medical therapies.
  • Pollinator Protection — Also in 2016, about 10 states considered pollinator and neonicotinoid-related bills. RISE has proposed adopting three to five measurable criteria for all State Managed Pollinator Protection Plans, and is working with regulators and legislators to try and ensure pollinator activism does not turn into anti-pesticide activism.
  • Member Driven — “We must have our voices heard at all levels of government,” said RISE President Aaron Hobbs. “We are nothing without your investments, time, talents and testaments. RISE is YOUR association.”
  • New Look? — Celebrating its 26th year of helping protect professionals’ toolboxes, RISE is exploring options for a logo refresh, and might have a new look to share late 2016/early 2017.

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