Summary

                            A bill to amend the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to provide for a macadamia tree health initiative, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Macadamia Tree Health Initiative Act of 2017

This bill amends the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 to
authorize the Department of Agriculture to provide competitive research and
extension grants for a macadamia tree health initiative to: (1) develop and
disseminate science-based tools and treatments to combat the insect known as the
macadamia felted coccid (Eriococcus ironsidei); and (2) establish an area-wide
integrated pest management program in areas affected, or at risk of being
affected by, the insect.



                        

Actions

  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.

    Mar 7th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Mar 7th, 2017