Gates, meeting with Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Thad Cochran, R-Mississippi, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, and Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Arkansas, did not release details of his conversation except that it was about improvments to funding ag research, according to an Agri-Pulse article by Derrick Cain.


“Gates said the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been increasingly involved with helping small farmers around the world be more productive, with the larger goal of reducing poverty,” the article reads. “Gates said one of the goals is to ensure that all children have the nutrition they need for a healthy start in life.”  FG

—Summarized by FG staff from cited source