Agriculture Workshop Comment Number: AGW-14771

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Comment Number: AGW-14771

From: Chuck Benbrook
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2010 9:50 AM
To: ATR-Agricultural Workshops
Subject: Letter, Reports on the Way
Attach: Tobey_Ltr_Signed.doc


                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. 

                                Chuck Benbrook

Charles Benbrook, PhD

Chief Scientist

The Organic Center

90063 Troy Road

Enterprise, Oregon  97828

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Updated April 7, 2016

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