Friday, March 6, 2015

Webcast of U.S. Department of Agriculture Stakeholder Workshop on Coexistence

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has posted information allowing the public to join a webcast of the upcoming stakeholder workshop on coexistence. This workshop will be held March 12-13, 2015, on the campus of North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The objective of the workshop is to advance an understanding of agricultural coexistence and discuss proposals for making coexistence more achievable for all stakeholders. Agricultural coexistence is the concurrent cultivation of conventional, organic, identity preserved (IP), and genetically engineered (GE) crops consistent with farmer choices and consumer preferences. USDA supports the successful coexistence of the different forms of agricultural production and recognizes that each contributes to the overall health of farming and rural communities throughout the United States.

Workshop participants will represent a broad range of interests and experience relating to agriculture. While attendance at the workshop is by invitation only, we invite all other stakeholders and the public to listen to or watch the workshop, which will be streamed as a Webcast online. Webcast participants will also have the opportunity to provide comments on the meeting and on any proposals discussed.

Webcast, as well as audio call-in, information is as follows:

DAY 1 - March 12, 2015 @ 8:30 a.m. ET
Webcast Link:
Dial-in: 1-888-621-9649 or 1-617-231-2734
Event ID: 419052

DAY 2 – March 13, 2015@8:30 a.m. ET
Webcast Link:
Dial-in: 1-888-621-9649 or 1-617-231-2734
Event ID: 419053
For dial-in participants, you may join the teleconference 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start. If you need technical support please call AT&T Connect Support at 1-888-796-6118. If you require a list of international dial-in numbers, visit

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