By Jim Wiesemeyer
via a special arrangement with Informa Economics, Inc.
USDA Secretary Schafer will attend
Like what you see? This is only a light sample of the type of exclusive, “insider’s briefing” on Washington farm policy, agricultural trade and farm politics you can get every day! How? Subscribe to Inside Washington Today by Jim Wiesemeyer!
Or, join Pro Farmer and gain access to Inside Washington Today and other exclusive features of the Pro Farmer Members Only segment here on AgWeb.com. For more information, click on the Pro Farmer page in the left column.
Sen. Grassley invites GMA, company execs to meeting on food-to-fuels controversy. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Friday sent letters to the president of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and 15 chief executives from several companies that are GMA members regarding a meeting he wants to hold with them to discuss the food-to-fuels issue. USDA Secretary Ed Schafer has already said he would attend the meeting.
What Grassley said in letter: “I’m happy to have a dialogue with these CEOs. I think they’ll have a lot to offer and be able to better explain whether this campaign is more interested in the acceleration of advanced biofuels as (GMA President Cal) Dooley claims, or the ‘bottom line’ for food producers as was stated by GMA’s vice president for federal affairs,” Grassley said.
NOTE: This column is copyrighted material, therefore reproduction or retransmission is prohibited under U.S. copyright laws.
Monsanto Submits SmartStax for Approval by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Climate change ideologies are becoming a chorus...