Wheat purchases return to normal

Wheat purchases return to normal

Wheat exports from the Northwest to Asia are returning to normal despite an ongoing investigation by the USDA into unauthorized genetically modified wheat.

Investigators from USDA still haven’t disclosed how the restricted crop may have ended up the the field, but the genetically-engineered trait hasn’t been detected in any shipments of wheat, said Steve Mercer, vice president of communications for U.S. Wheat Associates.

“The longer the testing happens and we have no indication of a problem, it’s good news for the market,” Mercer said. “I don’t think I’d characterize it as blown over. It’s part of what we do now.”

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