Welcome New RFCs

IR-4 is looking a bit different these days with two new Regional Field Coordinators. The North Central Region… has appointed Dr. Anthony (Tony) VanWoerkom to replace Satoru Miyazaki. When asked to provide a little information about himself, Tony wrote, ”For the past ten years I have been a fruit entomologist with Michigan State University, where […]

Report Shows The IR-4 Project is an Excellent Return On Investment

— by Steven R. Miller, Ph.D. Director: MSU Center for Economic Analysis The Michigan State University Center for Economic Analysis (MSU/CEA) has updated their estimates of the economic significance of the IR-4 Project. Their findings show that the IR-4 Project supports over 95,000 U.S. jobs and contributes about $9.4 billion to annual gross domestic product […]

IR-4 Efforts to Provide Knowledge and Capacity on Pesticide MRLs is Recognized

In December 2017, seventeen senior government officials signed a joint statement acknowledging the productive work of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) in building knowledge and capacity for developing countries in the area of pesticide maximum residue levels (MRLs). STDF provided the funding for the USDA’s IR-4 Project to provide […]