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NCGA Board Member Praises Bio Tech Movement With China

NCGA Board Member Praises Bio Tech Movement With China

Earlier this month, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in China and talked to them about implementing a pilot program on review of biotech products. The U.S. is hoping to get China to speed up their regulatory process for approving bio tech crops.  National Corn Growers Board member and South Dakota grower Keith Alverson says speeding that up would benefit America’s producers.

Alverson says the Secretary should be commended for working with China on this issue as resolution of it would clear up confusion and allow the U.S. to export more efficiently and effectively to one of our largest customers.

He says it’s also good that both China and the United States agreed to hold a second High Level Agricultural Symposium in the coming year to keep addressing trade concerns.

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