By Steve Kopperud
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Source: Mid America CropLife Association
The CropLife Ambassador Network, a program of the Mid America CropLife Association, is seeking agriculture professionals to volunteer to speak to 4th through 6th grade classrooms about the role agriculture technology plays in providing an abundant, safe and economical food supply.
The Ohio AgriBusiness Association, along with 13 other agricultural organizations as well as the National Oilseed Processors and the U.S. Grains Council, signed a letter to support a series of recommendations to further improve the Grain Inspection and Stockyards Administration’s ability to provide reliable and cost-effective official inspection services.