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January 18, 2019

Bloomberg Environment Includes Quotes From James V. Aidala In The Article “Pesticide Makers Face Product Approval Delays During Shutdown”

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On January 18, 2019, Bloomberg Environment featured comments by James V. Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), regarding delayed pesticide product approvals.

The EPA also processes thousands of applications for so-called “me-too” chemicals—pesticides that are nearly identical to other products already on the market.

“EPA is normally able to process those applications pretty quickly,” said Jim Aidala, a government affairs consultant for Bergeson and Campbell PC.

Many farmers and small and medium-sized businesses are banking on those me-too approvals for the upcoming crop season, Aidala said.

“A six week backlog could really screw stuff up,” he said. “Especially if growers were depending on those products.”

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