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Agrimarketing : Crop Life America
CropLife America Supplement AgriMarketing 27 1978 FIFRA amendments were signed into law pro- viding for an exclusive use period of ten years and a 15 year period of entitlement for the compensation of data used by others to register their own products. Foreign patent in- fringements had now become a serious problem, so NACA estab- lished a Patent Law Committee to help protect the rights of the industry's patents. 1980 By the eighties, NACA had entered an era of "high profile." The Agricultural Chemicals Dialogue group was formed and the State Affairs Com- mittee was reorganized and strengthened. By this period, the NACA staff had grown to more than 20; there were 19 standing commit- tees and over 100 member companies. 1986 A Strategic Planning Committee was formed to determine the direction of the NACA staff and its resources. 1987 FIFRA was back on the agenda again. There was a heightened awareness of ground- water contamination, led by envi- ronmental groups challenging the industry's treatment of the issue. 1988 NACA Strategic Planning Committee recommended a major restructuring of NACA. The staff and their resources needed to focus on the issues, be proactive instead of reactive. NACA responded by hiring a new VP and developed the Agriculture for a Clean Rural Environment (ACRE) program, a grassroots organization designed to work at the state level to educate the public and local officials. 1989 The National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) attacked the industry with its food safety campaign. Their study, "Intolerable Risk: Pesticides in our Children's Food," was released, causing public outcry over the American food supply. Their target --- the apple. The scare was short lived however, as the government and the industry provided the public with alternate facts and data on the abundance and safety of the American food supply, including apples. Jay Vroom is elected as NACA's fourth Pres . 1991RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment ®) was formed as an NACA partner group, in response to Congressional hearings on lawn care products. RISE represents the specialty, non-agricultural, pesticides industry. 1994 NACA moved its offices to the current site. In September, NACA is changed to the American Crop Protection Association (ACPA). (more on page 28) iiIrt P i ou Tg p p yly g p oud to se e a e s o a g g o des be e stot e old as aoe . y p eg esou ces o add t onal g cl1 800 8 5 6668, t fh op pr ogether with the cr T To A Partnership for op and Cr n o i s i c e r P di fd fi b d fl M alley Irrigation otection industry V Va Efficient Agricultural Pr otection Pr n o it a g ir rI hid oud to is pr oduction r efficiency as com U. S. farm incom Consider: ovides benefit irrigation pr o epr serve farmers who ar ed to flood irrigation mpar me. ts to the world as a whole. oducing food, fiber and fuel. Me at chanized firstname.lastname@example.org information on water and oduction while con fiber pr .valmont.com/irrig www or visit 1-800-825-66 labor savings, call ces. For a esour nserving natural r . gation , email 668 dditional
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