About CropLife America
Established in 1933, CropLife America represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States. CropLife America’s member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the crop protection and biotechnology products used by American farmers.
CropLife America is a crop protection association that represents the companies that develop, manufacture, formulate and distribute crop protection chemicals and plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the United States. CLA’s member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all the crop protection and biotechnology products used by American farmers.
CLA is dedicated to supporting responsible stewardship of our products to promote the health and well-being of people and the environment, and to promote increasingly responsible, science-driven legislation and regulation of pesticides.
We are the voice of the industry; ensuring the safe and responsible use of chemical crop protection products in order to provide a safe, affordable and abundant food supply.
America's Crop Protection Association Since 1933
Established in 1933, the association has been known by several names, most recently as the American Crop Protection Association. The organization adopted the name CropLife America in 2002 to reflect the changing nature of the crop protection industry to include not just chemical pesticides, but plant science technology as well.
Originally known as The Agricultural Insecticide and Fungicide Association, the association had 14 original member companies. In 1949, the name was changed to National Agricultural Chemicals Association, and headquarters were moved to Washington, D.C. The name was changed to the American Crop Protection Association in 1994 and became CropLife America in 2002.
The nation’s largest trade organization for agriculture and pest management, CropLife America is still headquartered in Washington, D.C. We currently represent more than 60 developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of the crop protection products on which American farmers and growers depend.
CropLife America's Mission
CropLife America supports safe and affordable food and fiber production through innovative, safe and environmentally sound crop protection technologies.
The association realizes this vision by providing effective and efficient technical expertise, advocacy and issue management to advance the ability of crop protection companies to develop, produce and supply the products and technologies that are essential to safeguarding our food supplies.
CropLife America is governed by a regionally representative Board of Directors. Our staff is comprised of experienced lobbyists, lawyers, science, regulatory and communications experts. More than 30 CropLife America staff members carry out policies and programs on behalf of members and the crop protection industry.
CropLife America Members
CropLife America represents more than 60 developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of virtually all the crop protection products used. More...
CropLife America's Leadership
CropLife America is governed by a regionally representative Board of Directors, who serve two-year terms. More...
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