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September 17, 2013

Valley View by Blaine Jacobson: Idaho wheat fields fade as genetically modified corn rises

Idaho wheat growers breathed a sigh of relief July 30 when Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japan’s minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, stepped to the podium in his weekly briefing and said Japan would immediately resume shipments of soft white wheat from Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. It was welcome news, coming just as Idaho’s harvest was starting.

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