Sending Office: Honorable Tulsi Gabbard
Endorsements: Entomological Society of America, Weed Science Society of America, National
Farmers Union, and Syngenta.
Original Cosponsors: Chellie Pingree, Darren Soto, John Garamendi, and Jerry McNerney.
In support of our nation’s farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and land managers in their battle to protect crops, livestock, and forest areas from invasive species and other pests, I invite
you to be an original cosponsor of the Areawide Integrated Pest Management (AIPM) Act of 2018.
The AIPM Act of 2018 creates an AIPM framework within the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Crop and Pest Management Program to:
- Implement a carefully managed program to foster best AIPM practices in cooperation with local grower and regulator groups.
- Empower end-users – farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and land managers – to take a larger role in creating solutions for their agricultural businesses and industries.
- Increase the return on investments for farmers, ranchers, dairymen, and land managers by providing them with multiple invasive species management options.
- Support long-term and sustainable solutions to reduce invasive species impacts on agriculture, including grazing, dairy farming, and natural resources.
- Support improved use of federal dollars through competition to control and/or eradicate invasive species.
- Protect human health and the environment.
AIPM has a proven record in increasing return on investments, reducing the impact of noxious pests on agriculture, ranching, and natural resources, and protecting human health and
the environment. To learn more about this legislation or become an original cosponsor, please contact Dave Chun (Dave.Chun@mail.house.gov) in Congresswoman Gabbard’s office.
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