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USSEC Hosts USDA Cochran Team from Vietnam

USSEC Technical Issues Director Kim Nill hosted a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Cochran team consisting of ten Vietnamese government agricultural extension officials.  The Cochran Fellowship Program provides participants from middle-income countries, emerging markets, and emerging democracies with training / trips to improve their local agricultural systems and strengthen and enhance trade links with the United States.

Mr. Nill’s presentations to the team and subsequent discussions covered environmental and economic benefits of biotech soybeans, regulatory aspects of biotech crops, and how best to explain the safety and benefits of biotech soybeans to the public.