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12th USDA-MOST Joint Working Group Meeting on Agricultural Science and Technology

An REE delegation lead by REE Under Secretary Catherine Woteki, and including John Shekailo and Marcella Witting of the ARS Office of International Research Programs (OIRP), Eileen Thacker, National Program Leader, and Kay Simmons, Deputy Administrator, both of the ARS Office of National Programs, Steve Shaffer, ARS Associate Administrator, Howard Zhang, ARS Western Regional Research Center Director, and Hongda Chen, National Program Leader at NIFA, travelled to Yinchuan City, China, to participate in the 12th USDA-MOST (China Ministry of Science and Technology) Joint Working Group Meeting on agricultural science and technology July 23, 2014. Participants provided updates on USDA-China collaboration in the USDA-MOST Flagship Program areas (water saving technologies, genebank technology, biotechnology), food safety, agricultural and dairy products processing, bioenergy, and natural resource management. Following the Joint Working Group meeting on July 24, 2014, some of the delegates attended the International Conference on Ecological Restoration and Water Conservation Strategies, where Steve Shafer, ARS Associate Administrator, gave the keynote address.

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