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.”
CEO salaries at major nonprofit trade organizations in the agriculture, food and energy space, for the most part, continue to trend upward. But experts say a series of retirements and departures by long-time industry veterans may dip pay scales downward, as newer executives step in.
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.
Federal agencies will begin meeting formally to discuss the best way to evaluate the effects of pesticides on endangered species, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Winter Policy Conference Wednesday.
A USDA spokesman dismissed ethics concerns raised in a New York Times article about a meeting the head of the department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force had in May with members of the Southern Crop Production Association (SCPA), a CropLife America affiliate, and Kellie Bray, CLA's senior director of government affairs.