September 13, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC – Following the announcement of President Biden’s executive order to launch a National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, Corn Refiners Association (CRA) President & CEO John Bode issued the following statement:
“This executive order underscores the wide-ranging benefits presented by the U.S. bioeconomy and reinforces American agriculture’s role in supporting supply chain resiliency, rural economies and innovation on a global stage,” said John Bode, CRA President & CEO. “In addition to expanding market opportunities for biobased products, CRA welcomes the executive order’s goal of addressing disruptive gaps in our domestic supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work with the Administration, Congress, and states on bipartisan solutions that move the needle and set American agriculture up for success.”
CRA is a founding member of the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition, which works to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from agricultural commodities. Learn more at www.nasda.org/agbioeconomycoalition.
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. CRA and its predecessors have served this important segment of American agribusiness since 1913. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, starch, advanced bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.