logo_mcfaThe Minor Crop Farmer Alliance was founded in 1991 to address legislative and administrative policies to ensure the continued availability of crop protection chemicals for minor use crops.


Chairman: Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
Vice Chairman: Terry Humfeld, Cranberry Institute
Treasurer: Robert Guenther, United Fresh Produce Association
Secretary: Jim Cranney, California Citrus Quality Council
Technical Committee Chairman: Dan Botts, Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Legel Counsel: Ed Ruckert, Esq., McDermott, Will & Emery
Communications: Julia Stewart, Clarity Communications LLC

Future Meeting Dates

MCFA Technical Committee:

  • Sept. 11, 2018, offices of McDermott, Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.
  • Nov. 27, 2018, offices of McDermott, Will & Emery, Washington, D.C.

Member Communications

First Quarter 2018

October 2017

May 2017

February 2017

Winter 2016

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014



4/10/2018: MCFA co-signs letter to USDA, EPA, Interior and Commerce with recommendations re: improving Endangered Species Act pesticide registration consultation process

12/21/2016: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Draft Malathion Human Health Risk Assessment: Notice of Availability”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2009-0317

9/14/2016: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Pesticides: Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on the Determination of Minor Use”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0814

6/10/2016: MCFA comments to EPA re: Chlorpyrifos, Diazinon and Malathion Registration Review: Draft Biological Evaluation”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP 2016-0167

2/23/2016: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Pesticide Registration Review: Draft Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments for Sulfonylureas and Certain Other Pesticides”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0386

1/5/2016: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Chlorpyrifos: Tolerance Revocations; Proposed Rule”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0653

8/7/2015: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Proposal to Mitigate Exposure to Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticide Residues”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2014-0818

1/9/2015: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Tolerance Crop Grouping Program IV”, Docket ID NO. EPA-HQ-OPP-2006-0766

8/18/2014: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Pesticides; Agricultural Worker Protection Standards Revisions; Proposed Rule.” Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2011-0184

4/30/2014: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Pesticides; Consideration of Spray Drift in Pesticide Risk Assessment; Notice of Availability and Request for Comment. Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2013-0676″