80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture: Week 36

Today marks the final posting of “80 Things You Need to Know about Agriculture!” What have you learned? Did anything surprise you? What will the next 80 years of modern agriculture bring? Leave your comments below or tweet your thoughts and include the hashtag #80AgFacts.


In 1942, CLA (then known as the Agricultural Insecticide and Fungicide Association) published its first issue of “AIF News,” with a bold headline that read: “READ THE LABEL.” This message continues to be stressed in the industry today!


In the 1990s, CropLife America was a key player in the creation of the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), which required EPA to significantly revise the methods used in examining pesticide tolerances. The FQPA implemented stricter standards that help protect the safety of our food and families.

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