Rice farmers in line for Bayer settlement
by Wally Northway
Published: July 24,2011
Mississippi rice farmers can start lining up for money from a recent $750-million, multi-state settlement with Bayer CropScience involving the accidental release of genetically modified rice in the U.S. food chain that negatively impacted sales to foreign markets.
But while the settlement is welcome relief, some rice producers are expressing regret that the case ever went to trial and the potential harm done to the relationship with such an important client as Bayer CropScience.
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