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.
It costs up to $256 million to research, develop, and register a new crop protection product; only 1 in 139,000 chemicals make it from the laboratory to the farmers’ fields.
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.