Jay Vroom Speaks At IPM Symposium

BALTIMORE, MD – Today, CropLife America President and CEO Jay Vroom presented in a panel discussion entitled, “The Crop Protection and Biotech Industry Is Driving Change that Improves IPM and Farm Profit Outcomes” at the 9th International Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Symposium in Baltimore, MD. The panel contributed to the general session, “The New IPM: Where is Crop Protection Taking Us?”

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Sarah Macedo
Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction In Proposition 65 Glyphosate Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Monday, February 26, the Eastern District of California issued a preliminary injunction barring California from enforcing its Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) warning requirement for the herbicide glyphosate. As part of a broad coalition of agricultural groups, CropLife America (CLA) argued that the Proposition 65 listing and warning requirement violates the First Amendment by compelling companies to make misleading and highly controversial statements about their products. This injunction is an important outcome, as the judge held that now California cannot enforce the warning requirement as it relates to glyphosate as this case continues in court.

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CropLife America Joins Coalition Dedicated To Credible, Unbiased And Balanced Science In Policymaking

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, CropLife America joined a diverse group of manufacturing, energy and food interests in a new alliance – the Campaign for Accuracy in Public Health Research (CAPHR) Coalition. The CAPHR Coalition is dedicated to credible, unbiased and balanced science in policymaking and will advocate at all levels of government, both in the U.S. and internationally to ensure decision-making and advisory bodies pursue science-based decision frameworks to guide their work.

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Sarah Macedo
CropLife America CEO Search Process Underway

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As announced last September at the CropLife America (CLA) Annual Meeting, CLA president and CEO Jay Vroom will retire from his position at the end of 2018. “CLA members are global leaders in crop technology innovation and a successful search for the next CEO will provide vital industry leadership into a future where food demand and environmental sustainability will expand dramatically,” noted Vroom.

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CropLife America Launches New Website

WASHINGTON, D.C. – CropLife America (CLA) is proud to announce the launch of its revamped website, unveiled today. The redesigned website still features timely information about the crop protection industry, but with an updated look and easily shareable modern agriculture resources (i.e. infographics, posters, etc.). The goal is to enhance overall operation, navigability and present a more mobile-friendly platform.

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Sarah Macedo
ACRC Announces Search for New Executive

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) announced a search for their next executive director. Founded in 1992 to support the needs of the US crop protection industry to steward empty pesticide containers, ACRC is currently supported by 51 member companies and has recycled more than 175,000,000 lbs. of pesticide containers since its inception.

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Michael Leary
CropLife America Hires Doreen Manchester as Deputy General Counsel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Ag Container Recycling Council (ACRC) announced a search for their next executive director. Founded in 1992 to support the needs of the US crop protection industry to steward empty pesticide containers, ACRC is currently supported by 51 member companies and has recycled more than 175,000,000 lbs. of pesticide containers since

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Michael Leary
CropLife America Elects Board Leaders and Honors Award Recipients at 2017 Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During the association’s 2017 Annual Meeting held this week in Dana Point, California, CropLife America (CLA) announced the results of the annual election of directors. “The CLA Board of Directors strive to safeguard the accessibility of innovative crop protection technology for farmers, today and for the future’s growing food demands,” said Jay […]

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Michael Leary
Jay Vroom Announces Retirement From CropLife America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jay Vroom announced today during the general session at the 2017 CLA Annual Meeting in Dana Point, California, that he would be retiring from his position as president and CEO at the end of 2018. After nearly thirty years at the helm, Vroom reflected on his tenure and plans moving forward. “When […]

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Michael Leary
CropLife America Hires Ethan Mathews as Director of Government Relations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CropLife America (CLA), announced that Ethan Mathews has joined CLA as director of government relations. As director, Mathews is responsible for the development, implementation and management of effective legislative and political pesticide policy strategies in support of CLA objectives. He will manage government relations activities on […]

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Michael Leary
Steve Savage Launches POPagriculture Podcast

WASHINGTON, DC – Steve Savage, a plant pathologist who has worked in the agricultural technology field for more than 35 years, launched a new podcast today. The podcast, POPagriculture, is produced in partnership with CropLife Foundation (CLF) and combines Savage’s knowledge of agriculture with his penchant for pop culture resulting in an interesting and engaging […]

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Michael Leary
CLA Commends White House on Nomination of Dourson to EPA

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the White House announced the nomination Dr. Michael Dourson, currently a professor in the Risk Science Center at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, as assistant administrator of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). CropLife America (CLA) commends the administration on its choice and looks forward to working with Dr. Dourson, once confirmed.

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Michael Leary
CLA Applauds Missouri’s Swift Resolution on Dicamba

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn issued a Notice of Release from the statewide Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order for specific dicamba products.  This follows action the Department took on July 7, 2017, temporarily issuing a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order on all dicamba products in Missouri following […]

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Michael Leary
CLA Pleased with White House Choice of Censky for USDA Position

WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, the White House announced they would nominate Stephen Censky, the current American Soybean Association CEO, as US Department of Agriculture (USDA) deputy secretary. CropLife America (CLA) commends the administration on its choice and is excited to work with Mr. Censky, once confirmed. “CLA is exited to work with Steve as USDA […]

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Michael Leary