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Johnson on science-driven ag innovation

South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says U.S. farmers are called to help feed the world and that can only be achieved through continued innovation and technology.

In his opening statement Tuesday, the senior Republican on the House subcommittee on livestock and foreign agriculture said farmers have embraced those and are producing more food with fewer resources.

“Livestock producers in South Dakota and elsewhere have been doing that by adopting things like genetically enhanced EPDs, IVF and embryo transfer as well as extensive artificial insemination to increase profitability and the efficiency of the genetics which are so critically important.”

Johnson says too many in this world cast doubt on science as a tool, “They actively lobby international institutions to adopt their anti-innovation agenda.”

Johnson says he looks forward to working with the committee in a bipartisan way to ensure the U.S. maintains a science-driven regulatory system.

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