Industry Ag News 5/10

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  • In response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14081, “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a plan to update, streamline, and clarify their regulations and oversight mechanisms for products of biotechnology.
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Alexis M. Taylor will lead an agribusiness trade mission to Bogotá, Colombia, Aug. 13-15, 2024. USDA is now accepting applications from current and potential U.S. exporters who have interest in joining the delegation.
  • Two scientists who were instrumental in creating a back-up vault of the world’s crop seeds to protect global food security have been named the 2024 World Food Prize Laureates. Dr. Geoffrey Hawtin OBE, Founding Director and Executive Board member at the Global Crop Diversity Trust, and Dr. Cary Fowler, currently the U.S. Special Envoy for Global Food Security, were chosen by the World Food Prize Laureate Selection Committee for their longstanding contribution to seed conservation and crop biodiversity.
  • Registration is open for the largest gathering of ag communicators in the U.S. Join us in Kansas City, MO, from August 3-6 at Agricultural Media Summit to build connections, sharpen your skills and advance your career.
  • April witnessed a steep decline in U.S. farmer sentiment, as indicated by the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which fell 15 points from March to a reading of 99.
  • The National Work Readiness Council (NWRC) has named Scott Stump, CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation, the newest member of its Board of Directors.
  • The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) hosted a celebration for women in agriculture on Tuesday, bringing together corn growers, Congresswomen, and women who work in agriculture policy in Washington, D.C.
  • Syngenta Crop Protection is proud to announce that it has been named a winner in the Employee Resource Group category at Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards for their creation and active involvement of the FFA Alumni & Supporters Business Resource Group. This award recognizes an organization that went above and beyond in their efforts to engage employee populations through building communities based on shared interests or goals.
  • The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) has granted scholarships to 109 current and future college students looking to further their post-high school education within the agricultural industry. Twenty-seven scholarships were awarded to first-time recipients, and 78 scholarships were renewed for 2024.
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