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Crop Protection Industry News and Information Resources
The following links and organizations are a valuable resource for information and expert opinion on the farming and crop protection industry, including the regulatory agencies that manage and approve crop protection products in the United States. *Please note, CLA is not responsible for links or content provided by third parties.
Feb 13, 2014
Critical comments on the WHO-UNEP State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals – 2012
Early in 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a 2012 update to the 2002 State of the Science of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals.
Read more on Science Direct
Dec 3, 2012
U.S. agriculture trade is soaring
USDA released its second Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade in fiscal year 2013, and the latest forecast continues a trend for increasing.
Read more on Ag Professional
Nov 29, 2012
As clock ticks down, lawmakers and USDA push for new farm law
With time running out, agricultural leaders in Congress vowed to do everything they can to pass a farm bill that cuts spending by $23 billion.
Read more on Chicago Tribune
Nov 27, 2012
Drought dents U.S. farm-sector income: government estimate
U.S. farm income will drop by 3 percent this year, the result of surging production costs aggravated by crop losses that stemmed from the drought.
Read more on Reuters
Nov 26, 2012
Ag minute: USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D
USDA Economic Research Service examines the relationship between public and private investments in agriculture input R&D.
Read more on McPherson Sentinel
Nov 23, 2012
What leftovers? Many of us are throwing the feast away
When it was all over — when the wishbone was snapped and the turkey unstuffed — we groaned under the massive quantities of food we managed to consume.
Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Nov 16, 2012
EPA mulls policy change for 'new' claims on pesticide products
The public has until Nov. 30 to comment on a possible change the way the term "new" is allowed to be used on pesticide product labels.
Read more on Pesticide and Chemical Policy
Nov 14, 2012
GRANDEVO Awarded “Best New Biopesticide” by Agrow
Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. announced today that its groundbreaking Grandevo® bioinsecticide has been recognized by Agrow...
Read more on Marrone Bio Innovations
Nov 14, 2012
Industry critic goes head-to-head with NW growers
Tuesday morning Ken Cook met with hundreds of Northwest wheat farmers to speak at the Tri-State Grain Growers Convention.
Read more on Idaho Press-Tribune
Nov 7, 2012
Prop. 37: Genetic food labels defeated
A measure that would have required most foods made with genetically engineered ingredients to be labeled in California lost early Wednesday...
Read more on San Francisco Chronicle
Sep 15, 2009
Few Can Match the Contribution of Norman Borlaug
Norman Borlaug saved more people from starvation than anyone else in history. The 1970 Nobel Peace Prize laureate died Saturday.
Read more on Muckety.com
Oct 14, 2009
Adoption of New Innovation Corn and Soybean Seed Continues
Research on the corn and soybean seed markets in the private sector, show the growers’ rapid acceptance of the newest innovations in traits
Read more on AG Weekly Online
Dec 9, 2009
Agricultural Technology Key in Reducing Environmental Impact
The continued adoption of new plant technologies by Asia's farmers can help reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment.
Read more on CropLife Asia
Dec 30, 2009
Kellie Bray Interviewed at NAFB Trade Talk
Kellie Bray, Director of Government Affairs at CropLife America is interviewed at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting "Trade Talk" event.
Read more on Kellie Bray Interviewed at NAFB Trade Talk
Jan 5, 2010
Expanded Ag Hall of Fame honors industry's leaders
The Agriculture Hall of Fame inducts new members this year, including, Bud Mercer, Ron and Rella Reiman and Porky Thomsen.
Read more on Tri-City Herald - Online
Jan 4, 2010
New Year, New Hope
With the New Year upon us, there is much to look forward to, but also a few uncertainties.
Read more on CropLife.com
Dec 8, 2009
Remarkable advances in agriculture
America's food production and distribution system is a marvel of efficiency, but many consumers are not aware of it.
Read more on Findlay Courier
Dec 11, 2009
Walmart Turns Over a New Leaf as it Embraces Local Produce
Walmart, now the nation's largest supermarket chain, has gotten into the local scene embarking on an effort to attain more produce from local growers.
Read more on St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Online
Dec 15, 2009
USDA, Penn State Invest in Training New Farmers
Agriculture officials look for ways to encourage and assist the new generation of farmers as half of all U.S. farmers are likely to retire next decade
Read more on GantDaily.com
Dec 23, 2009
House Tackles Climate Change, Ag Offsets
If climate change legislation is going pass Congress, it is obvious that proponents must tackle gaps in corresponding scientific & policy forums
Read more on Southwest Farm Press