NCAP Policy Priorities
NCAP works to protect community and environmental health through important policy campaigns in our region. In addition to on the ground research and education about alternatives, we support meaningful policies that reduce or eliminate pesticide use where people live, learn, work, and play.
Policies we are currently prioritizing:
Protecting America's Children from Toxic Pesticides Act (PACTPA)
Saving America's Pollinators Act (SAPA)
- Reforming the Federal Insecticide Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
- Improving enforcement and protections of Worker Protection Standards (WPS)
- Strengthening the position of USDA programs to provide systems-based alternatives and climate resilience
- Monitoring new pesticide registrations and ongoing reviews and reauthorizations
- Updating Oregon's IPM in Schools Law
- State level rulemakings on various topics related to our mission–please reach out to Christina Stucker-Gassi if you are interested in learning more: [email protected]
How we do our policy work:
- Centering the voices of those most impacted while crafting policy messaging and during civic engagement activities, including public testimonies and comments.
- Providing support for local and county pesticide use changes, including IPM (Integrated Pest Management) Policies and Pesticide Use Reduction Programs.
- Connecting groups working on agricultural policy reform to merge farmer and worker focused efforts through a lens of environmental and social justice and food sovereignty.
Building consensus around top policy changes affecting farmers in our network and conducting grassroots outreach to advocate for policies that support them.
- Working to educate elected officials, regulatory agency staff and community leaders about our policy priorities.
- Collaborating with partner organizations on mutually agreed upon priorities and roles to ensure our issues are heard in the halls of power.
Check out our Action Alerts page to plug into current policy related efforts.