Some U.S. farming groups want to extend biotech rider

04/4/2013 | Reuters

Several U.S. farm groups are backing a provision in a Senate spending bill that permits farmers to continue growing biotech crops despite a court challenge to a variety's regulatory approval. "We'll certainly try to get that language put into the farm bill," said Danny Murphy, president of the American Soybean Association. "We think it's important farmers have the certainty once they plant a crop they would be able to harvest it," he said.

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