Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, may face more complaints from farmers even as tests so far haven’t shown unapproved gene-altered wheat anywhere beyond an Oregon farm where it was found.
Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, was sued by a Kansas farmer who accused it of negligently releasing genetically altered wheat seed in the U.S. and damaging the export market for his crop.
Tests of U.S. wheat imported by Japan, South Korea and the European Union have found no evidence of the unapproved gene-altered strain discovered in Oregon in April, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
U.S. House and Senate agriculture committee proposals for a new farm law represent a “good faith” effort by lawmakers to resolve a trade dispute over cotton with Brazil, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
Corn’s 25 percent drop from a record reached in August won’t affect possible purchases of sugar for use in ethanol as the government tries to stem a sweetener glut, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.