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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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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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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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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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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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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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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States’ Decisions on Dicamba Premature

WASHINGTON, DC – Over the last couple weeks, both Missouri and Arkansas state governments have taken action to temporarily stop all uses and sale of dicamba herbicide following reports of drift incidents in both states. Dicamba is used across the U.S. to treat dicamba-tolerant soybean and cotton varieties, as well as other crops.

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CropLife America Supports Doud as Chief Agricultural Negotiator Pick

WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump has announced Gregg Doud as his pick for chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). Mr. Doud is the current president of the Commodity Markets Council which has given him the experience to be an excellent representative of the agricultural community, and CLA applauds President Trump’s choice.

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Jay Vroom Testifies Before Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Regarding the Importance of PREA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, DC – Earlier today, Jay Vroom, president and CEO at CropLife America (CLA), testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry regarding the reauthorization of the industry’s fee-for-service program, commonly referred to as the Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA) and now referred to as the Pesticide Registration Enhancement Act (PREA). The current authority for PRIA will expire on September 30, 2017. As a co-founder of the PRIA coalition in 2003, Vroom spoke to the importance of the diverse support for the program stating, “On behalf of the pesticide industry, I would like to emphasize the benefit of working alongside the NGO community and in concert with our state and federal regulators…”

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