An effort by the Environmental Working Group seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate in oat production, but farm and food industry groups are defending growers’ use of the herbicide and accusing EWG of trying to scare consumers away from oat products without justification.
President Trump nominated Heath Tarbert to be a commissioner and chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. If confirmed, he would succeed Chris Giancarlo as chairman of the U.S. derivatives regulators.
Jay Vroom, who recently stepped down as CEO of CropLife America, is launching a new business venture with his wife, Jamie, specializing in “strategic consulting services and investments in modern agriculture related to technology sectors.”
California cannot require companies to place warning labels on glyphosate products, a federal judge affirmed in a ruling issued Tuesday that questions the benefits of Proposition 65, which is meant to inform the state’s residents about cancer-causing chemicals.
Chris Novak is taking over as CropLife America’s next president and CEO effective Aug. 20. Novak, who’s been serving as CEO of the National Corn Growers Association, will replace Jay Vroom, who’s held the top job at CropLife since 1989.