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Farm Bill Seed Amendment – Update

State Friends:

Thank you to all of you who have weighed in with Congress on the amendment impacting seed imports. We are down to the wire in the Senate. If you have reached out before to your Senate offices now would be a good time to remind them that this amendment is important.

Here’s the latest:

We were able to reach an agreement with Sen. Boxer’s staff on changes to the amendment language. The attached modified amendment was submitted today [June 5, 2013]. Chairwoman Stabenow is still deciding which amendments will be part of the final package. The fact that we have sign-off from Boxer and bi-partisan support weighs in our favor but there are a lot of  amendments for her to choose from.

Please send the following message if you can:

We have worked on a bi-partisan basis to develop an amendment that will solve a pressing problem for the seed industry.  Please let Chairwoman Stabenow know that the Fischer-Carper amendment will ensure that your constituents  have access to the best seeds and technology when they need them.  

Jane DeMarchi
VP, Government and Regulatory Affairs
American Seed Trade Association
703-837-8140×328 (office)
301-706-3454 (cell)