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WASHINGTON, June 19,2012 -Mike Breen, Vice President
of the Truman National Security Project and Operation Free Veteran, emphasized
the job-creating importance of developing new clean energy sources in testimony
before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee today.
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2012 - Both the House and Senate will be in session this week, but most farm and food interests are focused on the delicate dance taking place as key Senators and their staffs attempt to resolve the number of amendments
Washington, June 15, 2012 - A dozen members of the House delivered a bipartisan letter to the House Agricultural Committee asking for reauthorization of key energy title programs as the committee prepares to take up the Farm Bill.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012- The U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government approved Fiscal Year 2013 appropriation levels for several agencies today, which include a 50 percent increase
WASHINGTON, June 12,
2012 -G20 governments have long sought to improve international collaboration
in support of a more productive and sustainable global food and agriculture
system, but more work is needed.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2012- According to the USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), for 2012/13, U.S. feed grain supplies are virtually unchanged and projected 2012/13 season average price ranges
David Morgan is president of Syngenta Seeds. His company produces biotech traits for insect resistance that are well accepted by growers in the United States but not yet accepted by China. One trait in particular (Agrisure Viptera-MIR162) is causing marketing challenges for Syngenta and grain merchandisers as it is now found in ten percent of U.S. corn and is being utilized in other major corn exporting countries. Morgan talks about the "asynchronous" process of biotech approval by China and why that is hurting grain and oilseed producers in major exporting countries. He outlines Syngenta's new relationship with Gavilon Grain and the proposed release of a new insect resistance trait this year.