Valent U.S.A. Corporation is a leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America. Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.
CropLife International is a global federation representing the plant science industry. CLI addresses international developments in the area of crop protection (pesticides), biotechnology (GMOs) and sustainable agriculture. CLI is committed to the safe and responsible use of the industry's products in order to provide safe and abundant food as well as other benefits back to the consumer.
Crop protection contributes to U.S. energy security by supporting efficient corn growth and in turn, ethanol production.
Endangered Species Act “Mega Suit” Settlement Discussions Continue
May 11, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. District Court of Northern California granted CropLife America’s (CLA) motion to lift the stay in Center for Biological Diversity and Pesticide Action Network North America v. Environmental Protection Agency (“Mega” lawsuit) effective November 1, and did not change CLA’s status as an intervenor and full party to settlement discussions. The court stated that it would not allow the lawsuit to continue unresolved for a prolonged period of time. Lifting the stay will allow the court to hear CLA’s motion to dismiss all claims based on lack of jurisdiction and other grounds. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit seek to restrict uses of EPA-approved and registered crop protection and public health products in ways that would drastically and negatively alter agriculture and public health protection in the United States. CLA is committed to opposing restrictions on crop protection products that are not necessary to protect the species in question, that would cripple farmers’ ability to effectively operate their businesses, and that disregard EPA’s findings that these valuable agricultural tools are safe when used according to their labels.