USDA Reviews Dow Petition
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri May 4, 2012 03:16 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA received thousands of public comments in opposition to Dow AgroScience's proposed deregulation of new corn varieties that are resistant to 2,4-D herbicide, but a company official said the new seeds will be part of an overall system that addresses many concerns raised by farmers and environmentalists.

The public comment period on the proposed deregulation ended April 27. When contacted by DTN, a USDA spokesman said the agency has started reading public comments but is unable to offer a timeline on the deregulation decision.

Dow told DTN the company expects it will be able to offer the ...

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