The Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) and CropLife America (CLA) signed a new agreement that lays out a roadmap for how the organizations will work together to promote a common vision for the future of agricultural innovation and technology. The agreement defines areas of collaboration that will better serve CPDA and CLA member companies through improved program and message coordination.
“American agriculture is undergoing incredible change. From grappling with the effects of a changing climate to industry mergers, the country’s farmers and the agriculture industry need support and stability,” CLA president and chief executive officer Chris Novak said. “By working even more closely together, CPDA and CLA can help ensure that effective pesticide and adjuvant tools are available for farmers and consumers. We are excited to begin this new chapter with CPDA.”
“CPDA is thrilled to partner with CLA as a service to our members and the larger agricultural community,” CPDA president Gary Halvorson noted. “This partnership brings together more of the supply chain to ensure that we are aligned on issues of common interest. Working together, we can better navigate the challenges facing our customers and our member companies."
Established in 1933, CLA represents the developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management in the U.S. CLA’s member companies produce, sell and distribute virtually all of the necessary and vital crop protection and biotechnology products used by American farmers.
CPDA is the primary advocate of producers and suppliers of adjuvants, inert ingredients and other agrotechnology products as well as post-patent pesticide formulators, distributors and manufacturers on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues affecting their operations.