(Posted Wed. Oct 16th, 2013)
Oct. 16: This week, National Corn Growers Association Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team Chair Jim Zimmerman will be representing U.S. farmers in the 8th annual Global Farmer Roundtable.
In 2013, farmers and producers from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Ukraine, the United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe will participate in this event in support of freer trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies and strategies they need to maximize productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner.
The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Robert L. Thompson, and events began yesterday with tours of Kemin Industries in Des Moines and the Couser Cattle Company in Nevada, Iowa.
“The Truth about Trade and Technology Roundtable, organized by the non-profit group of the same name, provides a forum for farmers from across the globe to discuss issues which impact us all in a productive manner,” said Zimmerman. “We share biotechnology, free trade and stewardship issues whether we farm in America or half a world away. Working together, we can create a global landscape that provides farmers with tools and opportunities that will help grow our industry and feed our world.”
To follow the events in real time or learn more about TATT, click here.