ASTA Supports USDA Action and Calls for Clarity on Plant Breeding Innovation Policy

  • On November 14, 2017

On November 6, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced it was withdrawing its proposed rule to revise and update the agency’s biotechnology regulations for the purpose of soliciting additional stakeholder input.

“We’re encouraged that USDA is taking steps to consider different policy options and will continue to engage on the important topic of plant breeding innovation, both domestically and globally,” said ASTA President & CEO Andy LaVigne. “We look forward to working with USDA to ensure consistent, science-based policies that foster continued innovation and promote the trade of safe, high quality seed and other agricultural products around world.”

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