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Farmers, We Must Take It To The Public

When Norman Borlaug died five years ago, he uttered his famous last words: “Take it to the farmers.” That’s good advice, but I’ve spent a lot of my time doing the opposite: Taking what farmers know and bringing it to the broader public. Today we face a crisis in agriculture. Too many of the people […]

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We Have The Power To Choose What We Want to Eat: Labels Should Not Change That

As voters in Colorado and Oregon prepare to consider ballot initiatives next month to require warning labels on food with genetically modified ingredients, they may want to take a look at what happened last week at a meeting of General Mills shareholders: Almost 98 percent of participants rejected a proposal to eliminate all traces of […]

openfarmsunday

Farmers, We Must Take It To The Public

When Norman Borlaug died five years ago, he uttered his famous last words: “Take it to the farmers.” That’s good advice, but I’ve spent a lot of my time doing the opposite: Taking what farmers know and bringing it to the broader public. Today we face a crisis in agriculture. Too many of the people […]

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President Obama Urged to Consult with Chinese about Biotech Crops

Thirteen associations representing a broad cross-section of the U.S. agricultural export value chain recently wrote President Obama requesting his attention to “Chinese agricultural biotechnology policy and its impact on U.S. crop exports to China.”  President Obama will be in China November 10-11 for the 25th anniversary meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ […]

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