Kimball Nill is Technical Issues Director for the American Soybean Association (ASA). Prior to joining the ASA in 1996, Nill served 'in several positions supporting Monsanto Company's venture capital and biotechnology R&D efforts'. ASA receives substantial funding from Monsanto and other corporations with biotechnology interests.
Part of Nill's ASA role is to 'proactively' deal with 'threats & opportunities' arising from 'emerging international technology related issues that could impact U.S. soybean exports'. For this purpose Nill makes use of ASA's fourteen overseas offices.
In that role Nill has done media and parliamentary presentations in Europe, warning, 'Various pressure groups and some media are hoodwinking the public by making unsubstantiated assertions about US farmers' adoption of biotechnology. Their random statements are ludicrous, untrue and deliberately misleading'. (American farmers rebut GM myths)
Kimball Nill also works for the Agriculture Commodity Coalition which is a group of 14 farm commodity organizations, including ASA, the National Corn Growers Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation. It is funded by the biotech-industry funded Council for Biotechnology Information (CBI) to run a coordinated pro-GM public information campaign known as the Tomorrow's Bounty Project under the slogan 'Farmers for the benefits of Biotechnology'.