Mississippi farmers and ranchers experiencing problems regarding GMO crops in their Cooperative Agricultural Agreements with National Wildlife Refuges should seem some relief soon.
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation President Mike McCormick recently sent a letter to U.S. Department of Interior NWRS Chief Cynthia Martinez regarding some National Wildlife Refuges in Mississippi not allowing GMO crops to be used in their Cooperative Agricultural Agreements.
“We find this disappointing and hope you will assist in correcting this issue,” McCormick’s letter stated. “Most of our NWRs are in the Mississippi Delta, where over 95 percent of all soybeans and corn planted are GMOs. They provide an abundance of protein and carbohydrates for overwinter wildlife and waterfowl. Our environment is conducive to substantial insect and weed pressure, making GMO crops essential.”
To view the entire letter, click here.