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AFBF urges approval of herbicide-tolerant corn variety

Issue Date: May 2, 2012

The U.S. Department of Agriculture should grant non-regulated status to a new variety of herbicide-tolerant corn, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. Approval of DAS-40278-9, the regulatory name of the biotech corn variety, will provide farmers an important alternative to manage hard-to-control weeds and respond to potential herbicide resistance, AFBF said.

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