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.
The ACRC is a non-profit organization that safely collects and recycles plastic crop protection product, or pesticide containers. Thousands of farmers and applicators nationwide participate in it’s free recycling programs.
Manufacturers have made tremendous advances in modern-day crop protection products. Today we have many highly targeted products that only affect specific pests. In addition to safer products that dissipate in the environment more quickly, today we use these products in much lower rates because they are much more targeted and effective.
Jay Vroom and Jeff Schnell Talk Ag Stewardship
Agribusiness Association Of Iowa
Jeff Schnell of the Agribusiness Association of Iowa and Jay Vroom of CropLife America sit down to discuss agricultural stewardship during a recent visit. Jeff emphasizes the infrastructure that agribusiness provides for agriculture and farming, noting that the wealth of information and technology around the country. Bringing that information and technology back to the farmer is essential. Stewardship practices, such as container recycling is also talked about, and both Jay and Jeff see its role as a vital part of American Agriculture.