Jackson County, Ore. — The vote to ban growing genetically engineered crops in Jackson County will stand.
After months of court proceedings, a federal judge approved a settlement.
The deal will allow certain farmers growing GMO alfalfa to grow their crop out and then switch to a non-GMO crop at the end of their crop’s life- not exceeding 8 years.
In turn, these farmers cannot appeal the court’s ruling to uphold the county-wide GMO ban. Voters approved the ban last year.
Our Family Farms coalition is celebrating a victory, it says this litigation will also protect the ordinance from future appeals.
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