Agri Marketing Product of Year and U.S. Meat in Africa
**An impartial team of ag industry judges named WinField United's InterLock Adjuvant as the "2019 Product of the Year" and Corteva Agriscience's Enlist E3 Soybean Trait as the "2019 NEW Product of the Year."
This is the 17th year Agri Marketing magazine has sponsored the program.
Publisher, Lynn Henderson says they started it to recognize the exciting new products which are entering the ag market and well-established products which have had significant impact on production agriculture.
**U.S. Meat Export Federation Africa representative, Matt Copeland is seeing some exciting growth opportunity for U.S. red meat.
Copeland says small volumes of U.S. beef and pork have been entering Africa for some time, and its rapidly growing economy is attracting more interest from U.S. meat exporters.
While beef livers and other variety meat make up most U.S. exports to Africa, Copeland says opportunities exist for higher-end products in Africa's hotel, restaurant and retail sectors.
**The American Seed Trade Association has ideas for agriculture’s role in climate change.
ASTA President Andy LaVigne tells the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, the development of innovative plant products is already playing a significant role in greenhouse gas reduction, and further improvements in precision breeding methods like gene editing can hasten positive trends.
He says more is needed, including more private and public investment, rational government policies, and farmer incentives.