Farm Bureau Applauds Right to Grow Program

Now more than ever - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says it's imperative that American farmers have access to new technologies to continue to provide a safe, healthy and affordable food supply here at home and around the globe. While the U.S. regulatory system is built on predictability and ensuring new technology is safe - Stallman says our international customers are subject to their own regulatory systems. With that in mind - he says it's important for U.S. exporters to meet the needs of our export customers. That's why Farm Bureau is applauding the announcement between Syngenta and Gavilon Grain, LLC concerning their agreement to ensure farmers looking to plant new technologies have a reliable way to market their product. Stallman says the Right to Grow program will serve as a model to provide confidence for the American farmer that they will continue to have access to new technologies while meeting the needs of our international customers.

The Right to Grow program - according to Syngenta Seeds President David Morgan - will help farmers remain competitive while navigating a more complex global supply chain. He says this collaborative effort will give farmers the choice to adopt new technology with the confidence of knowing they have options for marketing their grain. The agreement provides grain marketing opportunities for those farmers choosing to plant Agrisure Duracade. Gavilon will accept Agrisure Duracade grain at market price while providing stewardship and distribution services for producers.

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