RESEARCH AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACTION TEAM GOES FOR PAYOFF

JULY 2012

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(Posted Fri. Jul 27th, 2012)

Research and Business DevelopmentJuly 27:  The National Corn Growers Association’s Research and Business Development Action Team met in Washington July 16-17 to discuss current programs and hear presentations from biotech providers on product pipeline research related to higher corn yield, the White House’s National Bioeconomy Blueprint, and potential research collaborators describing potential new uses and high throughput phenotyping.

 

“In looking back over this last year, the most significant accomplishment that the team has achieved is to develop a research portfolio that benefits farmers, not researchers,” said NCGA’s Research and Business Development Action Team Chair DeVonna Zeug, a grower from Walnut Grove, Minn. “While we understand the need for scientific discovery in all areas of our industry, the team felt that farmers needed to invest in research that has the most impact on their bottom-line.”

 

Current project updates were presented to the team on Texas A&M’s biorenewable, biodegradable corn protein nanoparticle research, progress on the development of the National Agricultural Genotyping Center, and feedback from participants of the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference