Source: Reuters

West Virginia's Office of the Attorney General sent a letter to Monsanto last week asking to meet with company officials to discuss concerns that Monsanto violated consumer protection laws with its marketing of Roundup Ready 2 Yield soybeans.

"My office is concerned that West Virginia farmers are paying much higher prices for soybeans with the Roundup Ready 2 trait when the yields do not live up to the claims and do not justify the increased prices," the letter from West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw Jr. states.

"We believe the West Virginia's Attorney General letter is based on a misunderstanding of our national marketing materials," said Monsanto spokesman Lee Quarles. "Monsanto can provide data demonstrating the performance of the Genuity Roundup Ready 2 Yield."

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