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.

Thanks to Christian Schlect, Esq., of Northwest Horticultural Council for his selfless service to the minor crop community. Chris retired as MCFA’s long-time chairman in February 2016. He had led this group, with skill and with heart, as chairman since its inception.


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’s Technical Committee will meet Thursday, Aug. 10 starting at 9:30 am, at McDermott, Will & Emery offices in Washington, D.C.

Member Communications

May 2017

February 2017

Winter 2016

Summer 2015

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014



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9/14/2016: MCFA comments to EPA re: “Pesticides: Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on the Determination of Minor Use”, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OPP-2015-0814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



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