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Check in regularly as GCSAA's government affairs department keeps you informed about important compliance deadlines that impact golf facilities. Hot topics – some that fall within the 2017 Priority Issues Agenda – are critical to golf facilities.

  • Four Neonicotinoid Insecticides Moving Through EPA Registration Review

    by Government Affairs Team | Aug 07, 2017
    The class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids or “neonics” that include imidacloprid, clothianidin, thiamethoxam and dinotefuran are currently undergoing Registration Review with the EPA.
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  • Nemacur Existing Stock Deadline October 6

    by Government Affairs Team | Aug 07, 2017
    Golf course superintendents have until Oct. 6, 2017, to use existing stocks of Nemacur, an organophosphate-class chemical, which is used to control root-knot, root-lesion, sting, lance and ring nematodes.
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  • Golf Voice on WOTUS Loud and Clear

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 31, 2017
    Carolinas GCSA Executive Director Tim Kreger was part of a select roundtable that met recently with Federal EPA Chief Scott Pruitt and other high-ranking officials in South Carolina.
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  • Summer 2017 Grassroots Ambassadors Welcomed

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 31, 2017
    Seventeen new members were named to the GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador program for the Summer 2017 class.
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  • GCSAA Urges Treasury To Minimize ACA Seasonal Worker Definition Confusion

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 31, 2017
    Employers, including golf courses, across the country continue to be confused about their obligations to their seasonal employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
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  • Western Congressional Caucus Meets GCSAA

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 24, 2017
    GCSAA Grassroots Ambassador Rory Van Poucke has made great strides when it comes to engaging his assigned federal policymaker Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011, representing Arizona's 4th congressional district. Gosar serves as the chairman of the Western Congressional Caucus.
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  • GCSAA Supports Annual NALP Event in Washington

    by Government Affairs Team | Jul 24, 2017
    A look at the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) fly-in to Washington, D.C. and an update on where GCSAA's priority issues stand in Congress.
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