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2016-2018 Task Force

Official AAQTF 2016-2018 Recommendations

AAQTF Recommendations April – September 2016

December 2016 AAQTF Research Recommendations:

USDA AAQTF Met in Sacramento CA September 8-9, 2016

Sonoma County, CA, cowsThe USDA Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) met September 8-9 at the Holiday Inn-Capitol Plaza in Sacramento CA. The AAQTF meeting was full day on Thursday, September 8, and from 8 am to noon on Friday, September 9. A link to the meeting agenda is provided below, as well as the meeting presentations.

April 2016 - Arlington, Virginia

capital building with cherry bloosomsThe 2016-2018 Agricultural Air Quality Task Force held a meeting April 6-7 at the Doubletree Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

Federal Register Notice of Meeting
Agenda 
Meeting Notes

 

Presentations

History and Recent Work of the AAQTF (3MB)
FACA Rules and the AAQTF (641KB)
USDA NRCS Overview (118KB)
USDA ARS Overview (4MB)
USDA NIFA Overview (2MB)
USDA Forest Service Overview (7MB)
Air Quality Regulatory Update from the EPA (1MB)
USDA - EPA Collaborative Ammonia Research (134KB)
 

Membership

Members of the 2016-2018 Task Force were:

Arizona
Marguerite Tan, LLC Farm Operations

California
Kevin Abernathy, Milk Producers Council
Cynthia Cory, California Farm Bureau Federation
Manuel F. Cunha, Jr., Nisei Farmers League
Samir Sheikh, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

Colorado
Jeff Collett, Colorado State University
Jon Slutsky, Producer

Idaho
April Leytem, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Illinois
Juan Tricarico, Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy
Yuanhui Zhang, University of Illinois

Iowa
Chris Petersen, Producer
Charles Stanier, University of Iowa

Kentucky
Clint Quarles, Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture
Phil Silva, USDA Agricultural Research Service

Maryland
Lara Moody, The Fertilizer Institute
Ana Rule, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Michigan
Jerry May, Producer

New York
Hal Kreher, Producer
Patrick McCormick, Producer

North Dakota
Shafiqur Rahman, North Dakota State University

Oregon
Merlyn Hough, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

Tennessee
William Norman, National Cotton Council

Texas
Kelley Green, Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association
Anissa Purswell, Enviro-Ag Engineering
Ben Weinheimer, Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Washington
Brian Cochrane, Producer