How GMO Labeling Will Reshape Agriculture

January 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Producers seeking to understand what new state and federal GMO-labeling laws will mean for their operations should plan to attend the 2017 Top Producer Seminar happening Jan. 24-27 in Chicago. During the event, Kelly Johnston, vice president of government affairs for Campbell Soup Company, will deliver a presentation titled, “The Future of GMO Labeling: What it Means to You”.

This summer, President Barack Obama signed federal GMO-labeling guidelines into law, overriding more rigorous laws in states such as Vermont. Now, farmers and agribusinesses must decide how to adapt their businesses to comply with rules at the federal and state level.

Johnston will speak on the afternoon of Thursday, Jan. 25.

For more information about the seminar and to register, visit

Thank you to the sponsors of the 2017 Top Producer Seminar!

Premier Sponsors: Advance Trading; BASF; Bayer; Beck’s; Cargill; Case IH; Channel; CropZilla; Dow AgroSciences; DuPont Pioneer; ESN; FarmersEdge; Farmers Business Network; John Deere; K-Coe ISOM; Soybean Premiums; Top Third Ag Marketing; Verdesian.
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Supporting Sponsors: BMO Harris Bank; Transition Point Business Advisors

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Spell Check

Dennis Kleid
Kihei, HI
1/6/2017 01:30 AM

  There is no reason not to label ALL our food GE. That is the truth. The legislation proposed and pushed by the Organic Industrial Complex is to EXEMPT organic foods, and not label these truthfully. The current definition of GE plants that have their DNA altered is a hopeless attempt to separate some plants (all of which have their DNA altered by one method over the other over the centuries), from some sort of evil DNA manipulation by science. Honestly, this should be rejected, and ALL food, if you want it labeled, must have Organic included and labeled honestly NOT EXEMPTED. There is no such thing as "Non-GMO". GET REAL PEOPLE!

Derek Last Name
Belle Plaine, KS
1/11/2017 01:10 AM

  I would disagree with you sir. There are multiple crops that are not genetically engineered. I however very much disagree with labeling of products. This is due to how the media covers genetically engineered or gmo contaning products. The labeling of products will soon effet the producers creating a loss of profit beause of the extra labor and time it will to take to seperate the genetically engineered which is completely safe shown by multiple studies than the non GE or GMO grain. This will in turn cause higher costs to the consumer of food products.


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