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DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Cheryl Anderson DTN Staff Reporter
Mon Mar 3, 2014 09:58 AM CST

DAVENPORT, Neb. (DTN) -- Recent issues with China over biotech U.S. corn and dried distillers grains are very complicated, but can hopefully be resolved with continued communication and education between the U.S. and China, according to Tom Sleight, president and CEO of the U.S. Grains Council.

Much of the controversy began last November when China began rejecting shipments of U.S. corm because they contained a genetically modified variety unapproved in China, the MIR 162 variety, more commonly known as Agrisure Viptera produced by Syngenta Ag and developed to help control a range of pests. Traders worried that U.S. DDG shipments ...

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