KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW

 

Current Biotech Seed Products

NCGA recommends that farmers select hybrids with the full knowledge of whether the hybrid number is a conventional variety or a biotech variety that that has approval status in major U.S. export markets.

 

***Recent News on the commercial status of products containing Syngenta's Duracade trait***

 

 Current List of Hybrids Containing Agrisure Duracade™ 

 

KNOW BEFORE YOU GROW ®

KNOW THE APPROVAL STATUS OF BIOTECH CORN HYBRIDS

 

NCGA firmly supports compliance with the regulations on biotechnology in place in major U.S. corn export markets. In order to ensure U.S. farmers support our international customers and help maintain important trade relationships, NCGA urges growers to steward U.S.-grown biotech hybrids yet to be approved in major export markets away from export channels. To do so, growers should read the grower agreements prior to planting and communicate with their grain buyers.

 

For a full list of product status across all commodities in all markets, the Crop Life International (CLI) provides public access to the www.biotradestatus.com database.

 

NCGA recognizes the grower’s need for access to technology while respecting export markets that do not maintain synchronized regulatory review of biotechnology products. Our policy is to require technology companies establish import approval for all traits in corn to our #1 export market, Japan and be pursuing approval in all other markets.

 

In addition, NCGA recognizes other major importing markets and reviews status of these markets annually to determine if additional information is needed for growers, or stewardship guidelines are needed to prevent unapproved traits arriving in countries that have not completed regulatory review.

 

Below is a table representing the single biotechnology events with limited approval status in major importing countries and the EU. (no = Possible Marketing Implications)

 

Single Event

(Common Name)

Japan

Mexico

Canada

South Korea

China

Taiwan

E.U.

Event 5307

Duracade

MIR 162

Viptera

MON 87460

DroughtGard

Event 3272

Enogen

 

If a trait is not listed here, it does not impact the major importing markets for U.S. corn.

 

For more information, contact your local seed company representative.

 

NCGA urges growers with products not fully approved in major export markets to supply other markets with their crop. The domestic livestock market provides robust demand for corn unapproved overseas. Interested farmers can also check with elevators to see if they accept grain after verifying the contents of the product.

 

 

All of the hybrids listed below have full food and feed approval in the United States.