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Thu Sep 19, 2013 07:08 AM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not take action in a case in which genetically-enhanced alfalfa was found in a Washington state field that was supposed to be non-GE, the agency said.

A farmer in late August claimed his hay had been rejected for export. After testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, the alfalfa taken from the farmer's field was confirmed to be genetically enhanced. USDA, however, said the detection is a "commercial issue" and doesn't warrant government intervention.

"When a GE (genetically-engineered) organism is deregulated, it is no longer subject to APHIS oversight," USDA's ...

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