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#BIOWC16 Workshop: “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States”

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On Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 2:30-4:30pm, USDA will be sponsoring a pre-conference workshop on the potential growth of the national bioeconomy at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in San Diego. The titled of the workshop is “Growing a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States,” and it will be moderated by Todd Campbell, USDA Policy Advisor, Energy and Bioeconomy; and Harry Baumes, USDA, Director, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Office of Read More >

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GMO Labels Won’t Make Your Food Safer

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As Congress returns to Washington, D.C. following Spring recess, the debate over GMO food labeling continues.  Senate leaders insist that the issue is a priority that should be rectified with a GMO food labeling system implemented at the national level to avoid the cost and confusion associated with a state-by-state patchwork of differing laws. The devil is in the details, however, as policymakers try to draft legislation to please both sides of the debate. Meanwhile, Read More >

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National Ag Day: Where Was the Food On Your Plate Grown?

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We made it! Today is National Ag Day where individuals from across the industry come together to recognize and celebrate the abundance and contributions provided by agriculture. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA), whose primary focus is the National Agriculture Day Program, hosts National Ag Day every year in March. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of National Ag Day which has been given the theme of “Agriculture: Stewards of a Healthy Planet.” Below is a great blog from the U.S. Read More >

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Agriculture Council of America Talks National Ag Day!

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Tomorrow, March 15th,  is National Ag Day, a time when producers, agriculture associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture. The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started Read More >

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Vermont Invades Your Kitchen

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As discussion over GMO food labeling moves to the Senate with consideration of S. 2609, the Biotech Labeling Solutions Act, the Wall Street Journal editorial board explains how Vermont’s state rule to label GMO foods will raise costs nationwide: The Constitution gives Congress the power to oversee interstate commerce, including the right to pre-empt state laws that dictate rules for businesses that operate nationwide. The organic legislators of Vermont will soon mandate deceptive and costly Read More >

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