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WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2013 - The top leaders of the House Agriculture Committee said late Wednesday night that next week's first public meeting of farm bill conferees and constant negotiations throughout could
WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2013 - With Congress and federal departments working to get back to speed after the 16-day government shutdown, House lawmakers this week will turn their attention to a reauthorization
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.