3/17/23 • CRA Newsletter

CRA Newsletter | March 17, 2023

Our monthly newsletter highlights the work CRA and our members are doing to innovate, invest, and grow in the communities where we live and work. We invite you to explore our newsletter and learn more about CRA and our members.


CRA Met With Indiana Agricultural Leaders

CRA staff met with Ambassadors from the Indiana Agricultural Leadership Program to discuss CRA’s advocacy work, policy priorities, and efforts to grow the bioeconomy. It was a pleasure to connect with these rising leaders in agriculture, and we look forward to working with them to tackle agriculture’s greatest challenges.

CRA Calls For Swift Resolution to USMCA Technical Consultations with Mexico

CRA President and CEO John Bode issued a statement regarding the Office of the United States Trade Representative requesting technical consultations with the Government of Mexico under the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures Chapter of the USMCA due to Mexico’s presidential decree restricting use of GMO corn without scientific basis. Read the full statement.

U.S. Mexico Trade Relations

CRA Supports the Agriculture Export Promotion and Expanding Agriculture Exports Acts

CRA applauds the leadership of Representatives Ashley Hinson (IA-02), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Tracey Mann (KS-01), Brad Finstad (MN-01), Jimmy Panetta (CA-19), Jim Costa (CA-21), Kim Schrier (WA-08), and Chellie Pingree (ME-01) for their introduction of the Agriculture Export Promotion Act in the U.S. House, as well as Senators Angus King (ME), Joni Ernst (IA), and Tina Smith (MN) for their introduction of the Expanding Agricultural Exports Act in the U.S. Senate. This bipartisan legislation will prove essential in expanding the global reach of U.S. agriculture. Learn more about the House bill here and the Senate bill here

Corn Refiners Association Trade Update

This week’s CRA Trade Update includes valuable information on the initiation of USMCA technical consultations with Mexico, recently introduced bipartisan legislation that provides a two-year extension of Trade Promotion Authority, discussions in Geneva on WTO dispute settlement reforms that are moving to the next phase, and much more. Read the CRA Trade Update.


PBPC 2023 Annual Conference

The Plant Based Products Council’s inaugural conference, PBPC 2023: Circular Solutions, is Mar. 27-29 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. With keynotes by Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen and USDA Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, the conference will explore the innovations, business models, and policies influencing the entire lifecycle of bioproducts in the promotion of a more circular economy. Register here.  

Ingredion Named One of World’s Most Ethical Companies 

CRA member Ingredion was named a 2023 World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Read more here

ADM Impacting the Community

CRA member Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently announced a $700,000 contribution in support of Decatur-area nonprofit organizations and education programs including Decatur Parks Foundation, Decatur Public Schools Foundation, Feed My Starving Children, and Decatur Habitat for Humanity. Read more here.

Tate & Lyle Held Capital Markets Event 2023

CRA member Tate & Lyle held a Capital Markets Event on Feb. 8, which focused on the group’s strategy, business model, portfolio, markets, and science-led approaches. A recap of the presentation is available here

Did you know?

Did you know some surgical bandages include cornstarch? Its super-absorbent properties help accelerate healing and reduce scarring. Learn more about the Kernel of Innovation.