New Jersey Neonic Ban Coming in 2023

On January 18, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed S.1016, a bill that restricts the outdoor use of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides in the... state. The bill’s passage followed a 54-21 vote in the Assembly and a 33-6 vote in the Senate. Supporters of the legislation argue that the bill’s passage will protect pollinator populations, specifically bees.

This law amends the New Jersey Pesticide Control Act and requires neonic pesticides to be classified as “restricted use,” and further prohibits any use of neonics except for agricultural use.

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New Jersey Neonic Ban Coming in 2023

On January 18, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed S.1016, a bill that restricts the outdoor use of neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides in the... state. The bill’s passage followed a 54-21 vote in the Assembly and a 33-6 vote in the Senate. Supporters of the legislation argue that the bill’s passage will protect pollinator populations, specifically bees.

This law amends the New Jersey Pesticide Control Act and requires neonic pesticides to be classified as “restricted use,” and further prohibits any use of neonics except for agricultural use.

Photo by Adonyi Gábor on Unsplash

Read the full article in this month's TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org

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TCIA would like to extend our gratitude to our 2023 Gold Annual Sponsors, whose support allows us to continue our mission of advancing tree care businesses.
Altec Inc.
AP Equipment Financing...
Arborjet / Ecologel Arborjet, Inc.
Bandit Tree Equipment
Custom Truck One Source
Husqvarna
Morbark, LLC
Sennebogen - Americas
Vermeer Corporation

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Is Your Company Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit designed to assist businesses in maintaining staff levels ...during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is still available, and some small businesses may still be able to take advantage of it.

The ERC was initiated by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed by Congress in 2020) and expanded by the subsequent Relief Act, American Rescue Plan Act, and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Eligible employers who didn’t claim the credit when they filed their original return may be able to claim the ERC on an amended employment tax return.

Given the considerable funds at stake, employers should be wary of third parties who are advising them to claim the Employee Retention Credit when they may not qualify.

This article was written by Josh Leonard from Ulman Public Policy, TCIA's Washington, D.C. - based advocacy and lobbying partner, discusses important things to consider when applying for the ERC.

2020 eligibility
Qualified wages paid between March 12, 2020, and January 1, 2021

2021 eligibility
Qualified wages paid between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021
Changes in the eligibility structure for 2021

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Is Your Company Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit designed to assist businesses in maintaining staff levels ...during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is still available, and some small businesses may still be able to take advantage of it.

The ERC was initiated by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act passed by Congress in 2020) and expanded by the subsequent Relief Act, American Rescue Plan Act, and Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Eligible employers who didn’t claim the credit when they filed their original return may be able to claim the ERC on an amended employment tax return.

Given the considerable funds at stake, employers should be wary of third parties who are advising them to claim the Employee Retention Credit when they may not qualify.

This article was written by Josh Leonard from Ulman Public Policy, TCIA's Washington, D.C. - based advocacy and lobbying partner, discusses important things to consider when applying for the ERC.

2020 eligibility
Qualified wages paid between March 12, 2020, and January 1, 2021

2021 eligibility
Qualified wages paid between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021
Changes in the eligibility structure for 2021

Read the full article in this month's TCI Magazine at tcimag.tcia.org or at the link in our bio.

And remember, the print edition of TCI Magazine is always free and delivered to your doorstep - subscribe at tcimag.tcia.org

The safety training grant deadline is March 1!

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is excited to introduce two ways to get safety training at low or no cost!
1 Host an ...in-person workshop for local arborists in your area,
or

2 Get self-paced, virtual courses delivered straight to your company!

ASTI offers a limited amount of FREE Tree Care Academy courses at no cost to the industry. Titles are available in both English and Spanish.

Submit grant applications by March 1, 2023
to qualify for in-person workshops held
Aug. 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024
Apply today at tcia.org/asti

Funds for ASTI safety training grants are donated by individuals, tree care companies, and equipment and service providers from around the country.

ASTI donors are making an investment in the future of safety throughout the tree care industry.

Questions? | (603) 314-5380 | asti@tcia.org

#tcia #treecareindustry #asti #arboristsafetytraining #arbnation

The safety training grant deadline is March 1!

The Arborist Safety Training Institute (ASTI) is excited to introduce two ways to get safety training at low or no cost!
1 Host an ...in-person workshop for local arborists in your area,
or

2 Get self-paced, virtual courses delivered straight to your company!

ASTI offers a limited amount of FREE Tree Care Academy courses at no cost to the industry. Titles are available in both English and Spanish.

Submit grant applications by March 1, 2023
to qualify for in-person workshops held
Aug. 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024
Apply today at tcia.org/asti or thru the link in our bio

Funds for ASTI safety training grants are donated by individuals, tree care companies, and equipment and service providers from around the country.

ASTI donors are making an investment in the future of safety throughout the tree care industry.

Questions? | (603) 314-5380 | asti@tcia.org

Great to see @USDA_APHIS's 2022 investments to identify+respond to invasive pests & diseases. The $1.1M+ spent to protect forests from harmful pests in 16 states & $642K+ spent to ...mitigate sudden oak death in 15 states protects communities nationwide. https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/newsroom/stakeholder-info/sa_by_date/sa-2023/ppa7721-national

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