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USDA Listening Session on Pollinator Strategy November 17 2014

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In June, President Obama announced the formation of a Task Force to "promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators." The Pollinator Health Task Force, co-­‐chaired by USDA and EPA, has been tasked with addressing the challenges contributing to declining pollinator populations. In particular, it calls on EPA to assess the impacts of bee-­‐harming neonicotinoid pesticides within 180 days. At the end of October, the Task Force announced that it would miss its self-­‐imposed deadline of December 20 to release its action plan for ensuring pollinator health. At the same time, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two upcoming listening sessions to hear feedback that will inform its pollinator health strategy. Please join these listening sessions in person or via webinar to provide input to USDA and EPA. ©2014 The Organic View Radio Show. All rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials on these pages are copyrighted by the The Organic View Radio Show. No part of these pages, either text or image may be used for any purpose other than personal use. Therefore, reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system or retransmission, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. The identifier "The Organic View" refers collectively to The Organic View Radio Show, TheOrganicView.com, The Organic View Network, Clean Energy View, The Neonicotinoid View and The NLP View. General inquiries should be directed to our Web feedback box, info(@)theorganicview.com or from the contact form at the top of most pages on our site, www.theorganicview.com.