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Biotechnology and Trade Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why is biotechnology important to international trade?

A: In three words: food security and profitability. International trade is vital to the future profitability of U.S. farmers.

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A Commitment to Quality

The United States is known around the world as a reliable, long-term supplier of high quality corn. The U.S. Grains Council recognizes this fact and helps bolster confidence in U.S. corn by providing a yearly Corn Harvest Quality Report which evaluates the U.S. corn crop prior to harvest.

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Trade Expansion: Long-term driver of Ag Sector Growth

Agriculture is one of America’s most dynamic export sectors – proof that our nation is an effective competitor and relationship builder in the global economy.

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Relationships: Foundations of Trade

The U.S. Grains Council recognizes that relationship building is a key to increasing exports with current and prospective international customers. In partnership with corn, sorghum and barley farmers – through their checkoff organizations – the Council serves as a catalyst for free trade policy and agricultural advancement that helps countries better serve their consumers, increase economic growth and enhance their food security. The Council offers international customers a bridge to American grain and its value-added products, which offer a food-supply capacity that is unparalleled anywhere else in the world.

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New World Markets Are Emerging

Grain farmers, their checkoff organizations and U.S. agribusiness can be confident that the trading system the Council has helped build with traditional U.S. partners can successfully be extended to other countries around the world.

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