USDA Analyzes 2, 4-D Seeds
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Fri Jan 3, 2014 02:27 PM CST

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA is ready to say that one corn variety and two soybean varieties resistant to the herbicide 2, 4-D should be deregulated for commercial use.

Before that can happen, however, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service must open up a 45-day public comment period for people to review APHIS' study of the environmental impacts of corn and soybean crops resistant to 2, 4-D.

A petition by Dow AgroSciences seeks to deregulate the seed traits. If the petition is granted, APHIS would no longer require permits to grow or ship the seeds across the country.

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