Posted on October 18, 2013 at 4:10 PM by Iowa Corn
This week, National Corn Growers Association Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action
Team Chair Jim Zimmerman represented U.S. farmers in the 8th annual Global Farmer Roundtable.
Farmers and producers from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Ukraine, the United States, Uruguay and Zimbabwe participated 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 was facilitated by Dr. Robert L. Thompson
, and events began Tuesday, October 15 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."