CropLife America backs EPA nominee

CropLife America (CLA) recently said it is looking forward to working with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on crop protection and biotechnology issues and signed a letter of support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

"CLA looks forward to working with the new administration to develop policies built on sound science that help our nation’s farmers access vital and necessary crop protection and biotechnology products," CLA said on its website.

The trade association said it hopes the EPA will hear concerns and ideas from farmers and wants the EPA to be responsive to their technology needs as well, the release said.

On Jan. 19, CLA issued a statement to welcome and support the nomination of Sonny Perdue as Agriculture secretary.

“We are eager to begin working with the new administration to address priority issues for farmers and the crop protection and biotechnology industries,” CLA President and CEO Jay Vroom said in the release. “The EPA needs to immediately adjust its direction and re-commit to following established policy and best available science. Restoring transparency and predictability to EPA will enable us to resolve industry concerns and get farmers the most advanced and precise products available. We believe that Mr. Pruitt and Governor Perdue, working closely together, will be open to engaging with all stakeholders, including farmers, helping us keep the U.S. food system one of the safest and most advanced in the world.”

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