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Corn Refiners React to Sharon Bomer Lauritsen Retirement

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April 24, 2020

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Corn Refiners React to Sharon Bomer Lauritsen Retirement

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, in reaction to Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy Sharon Bomer Lauritsen’s announcement of her retirement, John Bode, President and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association, commented:

“Farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses nationwide will be grateful for years to come for the hard work, dedication, and exemplary public service Sharon has given. In an age when civil servants are generally taken for granted, we should celebrate the extraordinary commitment Sharon has provided, whether it was through persistent efforts to advance U.S. agriculture interests in trade compliance matters or through round the clock trade negotiation sessions.  We thank Sharon, congratulate her on an excellent career, and wish her the best in future endeavors.” 


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.