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Comment Number: AGW-14771
|Sent:||Monday, January 4, 2010 9:50 AM|
|Subject:||Letter, Reports on the Way|
Mr. Tobey –
Please find attached the cover letter in a package that should be arriving via Federal Express, for consideration during your inquiry into antitrust enforcement in the ag sector. I also have submitted two recent reports we have done, one on the impact of GE crops on seed prices, and the second on GE crop impacts on pesticide use.
I hope these reports will be useful in your inquiry. Please be in touch if I can provide any other data that might prove helpful. I would gladly share the Excel version of the “Seed Premium-Farm Income Database” compiled by the Center, and released in a readable, pdf format in conjunction with our seed report. This database has corn, soybean, and cotton seed price and farm income parameters from 1975-2010F, drawing mostly on USDA data.
Charles Benbrook, PhD
The Organic Center
90063 Troy Road
Enterprise, Oregon 97828
Cell (travel only): 208-290-8707