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South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:16 AM CDT

Large and medium-sized Argentine farmers must declare the origin of seeds used in soybean crops, according to a government decree issued Monday, in a step designed to reduce black-market trading.

By June 30, farmers must specify the quantity of seeds reserved for their own use and the site of their storage.

The issue of black-market trading has hit center stage because of the dispute between Monsanto and the country's farmers over royalties for its new Intacta RR2 Pro soybean technology.

Argentine law allows farmers to produce seeds on the farm for their own use, royalty free, but Monsanto included a ...

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