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CropLife America Announces New Vice President of Government Relations

CropLife America (CLA) is pleased to announce that Jeff Blackwood has been selected as Vice President of Government Relations (VP of GR). Blackwood joins CLA on May 28, after more than a decade as the policy lead for the agricultural solutions business of BASF Corporation. He brings years of expertise working with Congress, associations, coalitions, and other stakeholder groups on pesticide issues. Prior to BASF, Jeff spent time working in government relations with associations and as a staffer for two senators and a member of Congress.
“The CLA Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Jeff Blackwood as the next head of government relations at the association,” said Andy Lee, chairman of the board and president and CEO, Valent North America. “Jeff’s previous experience will be invaluable as he joins CLA, expands and builds the team, and proactively addresses both opportunities and challenges facing the agricultural industry.”
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