MAIZALL, USTR Urge Cooperation on Biotech Trade

Taylor Hillman General, Industry News Release, Trade

Biotech TradeU.S. farmer-leaders of MAIZALL, the international maize alliance, urged global cooperation on biotech trade at last week’s Global Agribusiness Forum in Brazil.

The farmers called on the agriculture sectors and governments of major producing and exporting countries to work together on solving challenges hindering the advancement and adoption of new production technologies, according to the U.S. Grains Council. Representatives from USGC and the National Corn Growers Association shared their views with industry leaders from Brazil and around the globe in attendance at the biennial conference. Further, Darci Vetter, chief agriculture negotiator at the U.S. Trade Representative’s office, asked for the countries to work together on trade barriers related biotechnology in a speech during the event. MAIZALL is a coalition of corn growers from the United States, and grower groups from Brazil and Argentina.


From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service