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WASHINGTON -- Republicans are in control of Congress, so the Food Marketing Institute is finding a more receptive ear for pro-business positions on both sides of the aisle."The new Republican Congress is more willing to listen to business' perspective on issues, which gives us an opportunity to reach out and be proactive, instead of always being on the defensive," Timothy M. Hammonds, FMI's president

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are in control of Congress, so the Food Marketing Institute is finding a more receptive ear for pro-business positions on both sides of the aisle.

"The new Republican Congress is more willing to listen to business' perspective on issues, which gives us an opportunity to reach out and be proactive, instead of always being on the defensive," Timothy M. Hammonds, FMI's president and chief executive officer, told SN in a preconvention interview. FMI convenes in C

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