Agricultural coexistence refers to the concurrent cultivation of crops produced through diverse agricultural systems, including traditionally produced, organic, identity preserved, and genetically engineered crops.
As the complexity and diversity of U.S. agriculture increases, so does the importance of managing issues that affect agricultural coexistence, such as seed purity, gene flow, post-harvest mixing, identity testing, and market requirements.
How can USDA better foster communication and collaboration among those involved in all sectors of agriculture production?
On November 19, 2012, USDA's Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) presented a report to Secretary Vilsack entitled, "Enhancing Coexistence: A Report of the AC21 to the Secretary of Agriculture."
USDA is looking for your help to identify how agricultural coexistence in the United States can be strengthened.
View USDA's Specific Request for Comments
Comment deadline: January 3, 2014