Mar 27, 2014
Graphic Courtesy Brownfield Ag News
ASA President Ray Gaesser, USB Treasurer Jared Hagert, and staff from ASA, USB and the U.S. Soybean Export Council have joined with fellow members of the International Soy Growers Alliance (ISGA) including growers from South American competitors like Brazil and Argentina this week in Beijing for meetings with Chinese officials and industry to talk about biotechnology. Gaesser, Hagert and their fellow representatives will press in their meetings for more expediency and transparency in the approvals process for new biotech traits.
“Our message to the Chinese will be about the benefits they will receive from biotechnology,” Gaesser said. “That means having a more certain soybean supply for their needs – not only for their animal agriculture but their citizens.”
Complete coverage of the ISGA Beijing Mission can be found by clicking here.