Groups Want USDA Investigated
Jerry Hagstrom DTN Political Correspondent
Thu May 7, 2015 10:17 AM CDT

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- Four groups this week asked the Agriculture Department inspector general and a presidential task force to investigate whether scientists at USDA are subject to censorship pressures, but the Agriculture Department said the request was based on a previously released study and that USDA protects the integrity of its scientists.

The battle is largely over neonicotinoid seed treatments that are used on nearly all corn seeds and around half of all soybean seeds. As DTN has reported, farmers' use of neonic seed treatments remains high. Companies offer almost no untreated corn seed, untreated soybean seed is increasingly difficult ...

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