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BIO to Host Roundtable Discussion on 2014 Farm Bill Energy Title.

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February 14, 2014 - On February 7, 2014 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm ET, BIO will hosting roundtable teleconference for reporters to both highlight expansion of Farm Bill's energy programs to renewable companies as well as discuss next steps industry needs to take to achieve parity with other renewable technologies. Participants will include BIO Executive VP Brent Erickson, Agriculture Energy Coalition Co-Director Lloyd Ritter, DSM North America President Hugh Welsh, and Governor Mark Schweiker.

Teleconference Update: BIO Hosts Roundtable Discussion on the 2014 Farm Bill Energy Title

Biotechnology Industry Organization
1201 Maryland Ave., SW, Ste. 900
Washington, DC, 20024

Press release date: February 6, 2014

WHAT: The Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act will drive the growth of America’s bio-based economy, secure millions in economic activity for rural communities and help create thousands of jobs. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is hosting this roundtable teleconference for reporters to highlight expansion of the Farm Bill’s energy programs to renewable companies and discuss next steps for the industry to achieve parity with other renewable technologies.

WHO: Brent Erickson, Executive Vice President, BIO;
Lloyd Ritter, Co-Director, Agriculture Energy Coalition;
Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America;
Gov. Mark Schweiker, Senior Vice President, Chief Relationship Officer, Renmatix

Friday, February 7, 2014. 11:30am – 12:30pm ET

To reserve space, please contact Paul Winters, Communications Director, BIO at 202-962-9237 or

About BIO

BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter.” Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

BIO Asia International Conference
April 8-9, 2014
Tokyo, Japan

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD


Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Paul Winters, 202-962-9237
Twitter: @IAmBiotech
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