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Crop Biotech Update

US President Donald Trump Mentions Biotechnology at AFBF Convention

January 17, 2018

The American Farm Bureau Federation's 2018 Annual Convention held in Nashville, Tennessee on January 5-10, 2018 was addressed by the US President Donald J. Trump. On January 8, the President said, "We are streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge biotechnology, setting free our farmers to innovate, thrive, and to grow." His remarks were delivered to 7,400 farmers and ranchers gathered at the Convention.

President Trump signed two executive orders that fund and streamline the expansion of rural broadband access. His address decried the costs of excessive regulation, and touched on issues of particular importance to agriculturists such as regulations, labor and trade.

For more details, including a high resolution video of President Trump's address, read the news article at the AFBF Newsroom.