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A coalition of more than 80 agricultural industry organizations, universities and others recently signed a letter to Congress stating opposition to any budget or appropriations amendments that would “undermine agricultural producers’ access to technology or restrict or malign the commercial development of modern plant or animal agricultural applications, including biotechnology.”

Livestock organizations endorsing the letter include the American Association of Bovine Practitioners, American Dairy Science Association, National Association for the Advancement of Animal Science, National Milk Producers Federation, National Renderers Association, Poultry Science Association, Texas Poultry Federation and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.