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GE Drought Hybrids Approved
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:47 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- After a 17-month dry spell, China has approved another biotech crop for import. Monsanto's DroughtGard hybrids, the first seed corn genetically engineered to be drought-resistant, received "full regulatory import authorization" from Chinese officials on June 17, according to a Monsanto news release.

DroughtGard was tested by 250 western Great Plains farmers in 2012. This year, the seed was used by 2,300 growers in South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, eastern Colorado, western Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, Sarah Pierce, Monsanto's U.S. row crops launch lead, told DTN. However, customers had to sign a stewardship ...

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