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DTN Distillers Grain Weekly Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Aug 1, 2014 01:37 PM CDT

The latest in a long list of demands from China on the U.S. ethanol industry has caused the U.S. Grains Council to request help from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Julius Schaaf, chairman of the U.S. Grains Council, wrote a letter last week asking U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack for assistance in China's demand that any shipments of dried distillers grains with solubles arriving in Chinese ports be accompanied by an official letter of certification that it contains no trace of MIR 162, an unapproved GMO variety more commonly known as Agrisure Viptera, produced by Syngenta Ag. That approval ...

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