While the 2012 Farm Bill currently takes center stage in agricultural policy discussions, its future remains in question even as I write this article in early August and we face emergency drought relief legislation. However, there are many other policy issues that may impact the crop protection industry, the distribution channel and U.S. growers. CropLife
Pollinating animals and insects are important for seed production in many plants – and vitally important for modern agriculture. In the U.S., approximately 200,000 species of beneficial insects help to create full harvests of crops, from almonds to cucumbers. Pollinator health is an important issue in the U.S. and abroad. In the U.S., pollination supports
The crop protection industry and all related stakeholders experienced great change in 2011, and next year may prove to be no different. CropLife America and our members will continue to closely monitor and engage in discussions surrounding some of the major issues in our nation’s capitol, such as the presidential election and 2012 Farm Bill.
As the first year of the Obama Administration draws to an end and we look forward to 2010, CropLife America remains focused on the Congressional agenda — issues capturing the attention of policymakers and potential legislative measures likely to impact the crop protection industry over the next 12 months. The all-emcompassing health care debate —
The issue of spray drift is not going away any time soon. It is certain to remain a hot button management and policy issue for the foreseeable future. When carried out under appropriate conditions and management practices, spray application is a safe, economical, and effective tool for growers. Nonetheless, drift happens. Although infrequent, drift can