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Canadian inspectors have begun checking U.S. corn at the border for StarLink contamination, and the European Union is moving toward adoption of a traceability program for bioengineered crops and products. How should U.S. farmers react?
We can't ignore the preferences of foreign buyers when we decide what crop varieties to plant, unless we are willing to continue alienating importers and handing over import markets to our competitors. Instead of bemoaning the EU's forthcoming legislation, U.S. farm and commodity groups should be helping farmers meet the needs of foreign customers.
Archer Daniels Midland recently announced it would offer a 20-cents-per-bushel …