South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Wed May 20, 2015 11:34 AM CDT

Argentina's government has interceded in the dispute between Monsanto and the country's farmers in an attempt to resolve a dispute over royalties for the company's new Intacta RR2 Pro soybean technology.

On Tuesday, the Agriculture Ministry said it will issue a decree obliging farmers to register Intacta soybean use as a means to control illegal trade in seeds.

The conflict began when the St. Louis-based biotech giant announced it wanted crushers, exporters and elevators to test cargoes and collect royalties on Intacta bean derived from seeds produced on the farm. Farm groups says the practice is abusive and against the ...

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