CROPS NEWS
Fri Dec 13, 2013 03:19 PM CST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Seeds may not look impressive, but in the world of agricultural research, they can mean big money.

This week, federal prosecutors unveiled charges against defendants from China who are accused of conspiring to steal seeds for commercial espionage.

A detention hearing is set to get underway Friday in Little Rock for one of two agricultural scientists from China accused of conspiring to take seeds from a research facility in Kansas and pass them to a Chinese delegation visiting the United States.

Prosecutors said Wengui Yan and Weiqiang Zhang arranged for a Chinese delegation to visit ...

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