2/17/23 • CRA Newsletter

CRA Newsletter | February 17, 2023

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CRA President & CEO John Bode Speaks at Farmers for Free Trade Media Event

Earlier this month, CRA President and CEO John Bode had the opportunity to speak at Farmers for Free Trade’s media roundtable. This event was held in Washington, D.C., and sought to educate Congressional and Biden Administration officials on the importance of seeking international trade opportunities.

CRA Supports the Agriculture Export Promotion and Expanding Agricultural Exports Acts

CRA applauds the leadership of Representatives Ashley Hinson, Dan Newhouse, Tracey Mann, Brad Finstad, Jimmy Panetta, Jim Costa, Kim Schrier, and Chellie Pingree in their introduction of the Agriculture Export Promotion Act in the House, as well as Senators Angus King, Joni Ernst, and Tina Smith in their introduction of the Expanding Agricultural Exports Act in the Senate. This bipartisan legislation will prove essential in expanding the global reach of U.S. agriculture.

CRA's Trade Update newsletter

Corn Refiners Association Trade Update

This week’s Trade Update includes valuable information on an IPEF “special” negotiating round, Senate Republicans pushing to strip China of its Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) status, Singapore becoming the second WTO member to submit its acceptance of the WTO Fisheries Subsidies Agreement, and more. Read CRA’s current Trade Update.


Ingredion Included in Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

For the sixth year, CRA member Ingredion has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The index measures gender equality across five pillars: leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, anti-sexual harassment policies, and external brand.   Read more about Ingredion and the Bloomberg GEI. 

ADM Named One of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE

For the 15th time, CRA member ADM has been named one of the world’s most admired companies in the food production industry by FORTUNE Magazine.  

“This achievement is a tribute to our team of 40,000 colleagues and ADM’s efforts over the past 120 years to enrich the quality of life around the world,” said ADM Chairman and CEO Juan Luciano. “We are extremely honored to once again be recognized as one of the most admired companies in our industry.”  

Tate & Lyle Rebranded

CRA member Tate & Lyle has undergone a transformative rebranding that fully encapsulates the collaborative, science-based, and forward-looking mission they embrace. This milestone reflects the direction of the company’s purpose and goals.  

“Our commitment to ‘Science, Solutions, Society’ was born out of a deep understanding of our purpose ‘Transforming Lives through the Science of Food’. After all, everything Tate & Lyle does is rooted in science,” said Tate & Lyle Chief Executive Nick Hampton. 

Did you know?

Did you know cornstarch helps to strengthen hair, while corn oil acts as a conditioner? Xanthan gum, made from corn bioprocessing, is a stabilizer and thickener. Read more about the Kernel of Innovation.