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ASTA Testifies before House Ag Committee on Plant Breeding Innovation, Farm Bill

American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) President and CEO Andy LaVigne testified today at a U.S. House Agriculture Committee hearing on the farm bill and innovation in specialty crops.

 

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