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More Delays Ahead for Monsanto, Dow
Fri May 10, 2013 10:28 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will conduct environmental assessments of new corn, soybean and cotton seeds genetically engineered to withstand herbicides, further delaying the possible launch of products from Monsanto Co. (MON) and Dow Chemical Co. (DOW).

The new crops are the first to be genetically modified to withstand applications of 2,4-D and dicamba herbicides. Dow has developed 2,4-D-tolerant corn, which it originally was hoping to sell to farmers for the 2013 growing season, as well as 2,4-D-tolerant soybeans. Monsanto has developed dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.

The USDA announced Friday it would prepare environmental impact statements for ...

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