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Troubleshooting Traits
Pam Smith DTN\Progressive Farmer Crops Technology Editor
Fri Mar 28, 2014 06:33 PM CDT

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- The information war on corn traits continues. Reports this week that China rejected additional shipments of corn containing the genetically-engineered insect trait from Syngenta called Viptera serves as another wakeup call. While trade and international politics complicate the trait acceptance issue, the main message for farmers this spring is clear: Know what traits are in the seed you plant because it could influence how you market grain this fall.

There has been no shortage of news coverage of GE trait acceptance -- or lack of it -- by China and other importers. Despite that information, reader ...

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