Two regulators from the Ministry of Agriculture in China visited the National Corn Growers Association yesterday. The group discussed ways to better synchronize the regulatory systems, and talked about the importance of technology and data to growers in the U.S. Paul Bertels, VP of Production and Stewardship, and Nathan Fields, Director of Biotechnology and Crop Inputs participated on behalf of NCGA.
The meeting is part of a three-month long trip for the Chinese to learn how the U.S. regulatory testing system functions. The program was designed by Dr. Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes, the director of Economics and Management of Agrobiotechnology Center from the University of Missouri- Columbia.
The delegation has already met with farmers, the U.S. Soybean Export Council, and private companies. They will now travel to Washington D.C. for a meeting with the USDA.