Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor Speaks at CropLife America Winter Board Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy, spoke at the opening dinner of the 2017 CropLife America (CLA) Winter Board Meeting last night in Arlington, Virginia. Growth Energy’s members produce and support ethanol. And, indirectly, the ethanol industry relies on crop protection products, among many tools, that enable farmers to grow abundant crops that can both feed and fuel the nation. Skor provided her perspective and views on issues facing the agriculture industry now and in the future, particularly with regard to biofuels.

“The success of the U.S. ethanol industry goes hand in hand with the success of America’s farmers and their ability to produce a healthy crop,” stated Skor. “I am thankful for the opportunity to meet with CLA’s Board to learn more about advances in pest management and to discuss key challenges and opportunities facing our industry. For us, the future is about growing consumer demand for ethanol and ensuring policies that allow our industry to continue to provide the world with clean-burning, homegrown fuel.”

“As we begin to work with the new Administration and connect with policymakers that may be unfamiliar with agriculture, we recognize the need to collaborate across the industry to make our collective voices heard,” stated Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA. “This week, many of our members in town for the Board Meeting will have the chance to connect with their congressional representatives, and people in the executive branch as well, to share their concerns for U.S. agriculture and the crop protection industry. We thank Emily for speaking to our group last night, representing the biofuels industry and, in turn, the many growers who rely on pesticide technology.”

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Michael Leary