wheat harvest

Wheat Harvest
5:38 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Northwest Wheat Farmers Look Forward To Restored Market

A wheat combine offloads or “banks out” into a waiting truck near Patterson, Wash.
Credit Anna King / Northwest News Network

The first bushels of Northwest wheat are coming off honey-colored fields in southeast Washington.

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GMO Wheat
4:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

USDA Boosts Investigation Of Oregon GMO Wheat

Mim Tasters Flickr

Originally published on Wed June 5, 2013 3:14 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has increased the number of investigators and field staff looking into the genetically modified wheat found on an Oregon farm. There are now 15 people on the ground in the Northwest, up from nine last week.

In about a month, Northwest wheat farmers will rev up their tractors for harvest. That means USDA investigators have a limited time to figure out how the genetically modified wheat sprouted up.

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