News and Publications

Details of EPA's NPDES Pesticide General Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final Pesticide NPDES General Permit (PGP) on Oct. 31, 2011. NAAA has developed a comprehensive overview of the permit detailing the impacts of the permit on aerial applicators. The Association has also developed a number of documents to aid aerial applicators in complying with the permits.

Agricultural Aviation Career Poster 17x11 Printer File

Agricultural Aviation Career Poster—High-Resolution 17 x 11 Printer File: Supply this PDF to a printer if you would like to make high-quality reprints of NAAA's Agricultural Aviation Career Poster. The PDF is sized at 17" x 11". Please note the PDF is too large to email, but you can save it to a thumb drive and may be able to upload the file to the printer's website.

News & Publications

Welcome to NAAA’s News & Publications section. A combination of open-access and premium content is available to NAAA members and visitors interested in the aerial application industry and the work NAAA is doing on its behalf. Please explore the following resources found here and in the Table of Contents.

NTSB MET Safety Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued six safety recommendations regarding Meteorological Evaluation Towers (METs) in the wake of investigations into three fatal aircraft collisions that resulted in four deaths. The recommendations were issued May 15, 2013, and are directed to the Federal Aviation Administration, the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 46 states, four territories and District of Columbia without MET legislation.

Aerial Application 101 Presentation

NAAA is pleased to provide members with a presentation that provides an overview of the ag aviation industry and the vital role aerial applicators play in helping to produce a safe, affordable and abundant supply of food, fiber and biofuel. We encourage members to use the PowerPoint presentation as one of many tools in educating the public about the industry and the intricacies that make us a highly regarded partner in production agriculture.

NAAA Media Relations Kit

It can be a challenge to get our positive message of protecting agriculture, forestry and public health to the public and the media, but the importance of it is clear. The media reaches the masses and the masses influence public policy and opinion. NAAA works to communicate to the media by pitching positive industry stories, sending press releases and responding to press inquiries and through a variety of other means. However, your voice as an aerial applicator matters to broaden our reach and is duly needed to communicate the good word about the industry.

NAAA’s Media Relations Kit is designed to provide guidance and materials for your use as an aerial applicator when communicating to the public, students, media and/or local, state or national officials about the industry’s value to food, fiber, forestry and biofuel production. If you are an NAAA member or thinking about becoming a member, consider the opportunities you have to share the industry’s story. Whether it is an audience of one or many, your words and actions can make a difference. That’s why it is important to be prepared. The NAAA Media Relations Kit can help.

How to Communicate Aerial Applicators’ Message to the Media and the Public

The basic principle behind media relations for all trade associations, corporations and companies is that if we don’t talk to the media, someone else will. In order to get an accurate message out to the public, we have to communicate to the media. It is good for the industry. But the media of today is much more diverse than it was just 10 years ago. All media outlets are multimedia now, and the ease and influence of social media has given voice to a legion of bloggers and new citizen journalists.

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