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ISA Gathers Experts to Discuss Future Ag Biotechnology Solutions

June 16, 2015



ISA Gathers Experts to Discuss Future Ag Biotechnology Solutions

BLOOMINGTON, ILL – June 16, 2015 – The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) will host the International Biotechnology Symposium, Aug. 31, in Bloomington, Ill.  The goal of the half-day event is to bring together international agricultural stakeholders to discuss the importance of biotechnology trait approval with a focus on the European Union and China.

The symposium includes speakers and panels who will talk about the constraints of biotech trait approvals, cost of delayed approvals, the role of biotech crops in the value chain and importance of biotech crops to global food security.  ISA, as a farmer-led organization, is committed to the future of biotech traits as a key to healthy and secure food for more people around the world.  ISA believes biotech approval processes should be scientifically based, effective and efficient.

Along with ISA, sponsors of the symposium include Penton/Farm Progress, DuPont Pioneer, the U.S. Soybean Export Council, Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto, Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Syngenta, National Corn Growers Association, National Soybean Research Laboratory, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Bayer CropScience.

The symposium will be held the day before the Farm Progress Show begins in nearby Decatur, Ill.  To register and learn more about the agenda, visit

ISA represents more than 45,000 soybean farmers in Illinois through the state soybean checkoff and membership efforts.  The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and profitability research, promotion, issues management and analysis, communications and education.  Membership and advocacy efforts support Illinois soybean farmers’ interests in local areas, Springfield and Washington, D.C.  ISA programs are designed to ensure Illinois soy is the highest quality, most dependable, sustainable and competitive in the global marketplace.  For more information, visit the website



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