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Valent U.S.A. Corporation

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.

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Japan Crop Protection Association

Japan Crop Protection Association(JCPA) is the non-profit organization of Japanese manufacturers, formulators and distributors of agricultural crop protection products. Representing more than 90 companies, JCPA members manufacture, sell and distribute 95% or more of such chemicals.

Crop Protection Facts

Crop plants must compete with 30,000 species of weeds, 3,000 species of nematodes and 10,000 species of plant-eating insects. Despite the use of modern crop protection products, 20-40% of potential food production is still lost every year to pests. An adequate, reliable food supply cannot be guaranteed without the use of crop protection products.

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Weed'em And Reap: Managing Weeds On America's Farmland

Farming is not easy, and farmers are not stupid. That is why our farmers have college degrees in fields such as agronomy, soil science, plant health management and environmental science.

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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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Agronomic Links Around the Globe

American Farm Bureau

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

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