This week’s Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts. All cuts are Dr. Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services for the National Cotton Council.
Suggested Introduction 1:
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Thursday that genetically modified alfalfa can be planted “without conditions.” Dr. Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services for the National Cotton Council, explained that USDA was making the decision now in order to allow farmers the freedom to plant without further uncertainty.
Suggested Introduction 2:
Norman said Vilsack and USDA will take a number of actions to ensure the continued availability of non-GMO alfalfa seed.
Suggested Introduction 3:
According to Norman, the Secretary wanted to ensure that farmers would have choices about what they could plant and that consumers could be assured there were no food safety issues.