The USDA will conduct environmental assessments of new corn, soybean and cotton seeds...

|By:, SA News Editor

The USDA will conduct environmental assessments of new corn, soybean and cotton seeds genetically engineered to withstand herbicides, further delaying the possible launch of products from Monsanto (MON) and Dow Chemical (DOW). DOW had hoped to sell 2,4-D-tolerant corn to farmers for the 2013 growing season, as well as 2,4-D-tolerant soybeans; MON has developed dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton.