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Regulatory Barriers Slow Innovation and Increase Costs

National Corn Growers Association Chief Executive Officer Chris Novak testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on consolidation and competition in the U.S. seed and agrochemical industry. “These barriers slow down innovation and drive up the cost of seed and chemicals.”

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