American Farm Bureau President Shares Insights at CropLife America Winter Board Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – Zippy Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, shared his insights into the future of farming in the U.S. during the Board and Allies dinner at the 2017 CropLife America (CLA) Winter Board Meeting this week. Zippy, a poultry, cattle, and hay producer from Greene County, Georgia, is an advocate not only for farmers but for the agriculture community at large.

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Michael Leary
CropLife America Testifies Before House Ag Committee on Importance of PRIA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, Beau Greenwood, executive vice president of government relations and public affairs at CropLife America (CLA), testified before the Agriculture Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives at a roundtable session on the reauthorization of the industry’s fee-for-service program, commonly referred to as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA).

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Michael Leary
CLA Petitions EPA to Stop Using Studies That Are Not Backed by Sound-Science or Quality Data

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, November 29, CropLife America (CLA) petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to halt regulatory decisions that are highly influenced and/or determined by the results of epidemiological studies that do not meet well-defined data quality standards and that are not integrated into the human health risk assessment of crop protection products in a transparent, well-defined manner.

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Michael Leary
EPA Ignores SAP Feedback, Continues on Path Toward Chlorpyrifos Revocation

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released documents to the federal docket regarding food-use tolerance revocations of chlorpyrifos. This proposed action follows a long review of chlorpyrifos that has included three separate Scientific Advisory Panels (SAPs), the first two held in 2008 and 2012 and the most recent this past April (see transcript).

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Michael Leary