At its recent annual meeting, the American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) adopted a resolution supporting the co-existence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and non-GMO systems. Non-GMO is defined in the resolution as being organic, natural, etc. "AFGC is about advancing the use of forages as a resource and promoting both economical and environmental production practices," says AFGC President Bill Tucker, Tucker Family Farms, Amherst, VA. "The industry is developing both GMO and non-GMO solutions, and the decision to utilize one system or the other is based on a variety of personal, economic and marketing reasons."

Tucker went on to explain that AFGC believes science is the key. "We need to do what we can to support those who work with GMOs, as well as those who favor non-GMO approaches to production. After all, our common goal is advancing the use of forage as a prime resource for everyone's benefit."

For a complete copy of the resolution, contact AFGC at 800-944-2342 or Learn more at