Two Medford farms asks court to halt ban on genetically modified crops


The farms hope the court will end the countywide ban or pay $4.2 million in losses.

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The farms hope the court will end the countywide ban or pay $4.2 million in losses.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court on behalf of Schultz Family Farms LLC and James and Marilyn Frink and their family trust. Lawyers said a coalition of farming, agriculture and biotechnology organizations is assisting the Jackson County farmers.

County voters approved the ban in May. The lawsuit claims that the GMO ban conflicts with state law and will require farmers to destroy crops they have already planted and grown for sale. Roundup Ready alfalfa can withstand the application of herbicide.

Read more at the Register Guard.




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