Agribusinesses Focus On Farm Policy, Biotechnology

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
Biotechnology and U.S. farm policy will be the focus of an upcoming conference of the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association.

** FILE ** A combine hitched with a Cob Caddy gathers corn and cobs while blowing stover back into the field on a farm near Hurley, S.D. in this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo. The equipment was being tested by Poet as part of the company's effort to make cellulosic ethanol out of corn cobs. By mandating a boom in ethanol production from sources other than corn by 2022, the energy bill President Bush is expected to sign presents a huge opportunity for the nation's fledgling biofuels industry _ and uncertainty for energy markets. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, file)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) _ Biotechnology and U.S. farm policy will be the focus of an upcoming conference of the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association.

More than 100 people are expected to attend the Aug. 21 conference in Manhattan.

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, is scheduled to talk about the election season and his vision and role in agricultural policy in Washington.

Also on the agenda is Cathleen Enright, executive vice president of food and agriculture for the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Enright is expected to share the latest technology and policy issues related to crop protection.


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