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Korea reopens door for Oregon wheat

Shipment resumes

PORTLAND, (AP) — An Oregon Wheat Commission spokesman says South Korean flour mills will resume buying soft white wheat from the Pacific Northwest and will not restrict purchases of wheat grown in Oregon.

Korea will continue testing wheat shipments for the presence of transgenic material but will not limit purchases of Oregon-grown wheat, Wheat Commission Chief Executive Blake Rowe said.

Japan, Korea and Taiwan suspended imports of western white wheat from the Pacific Northwest after genetically modified wheat was discovered growing in an eastern Oregon field in May.

Korea will continue testing wheat shipments for the presence of transgenic material but will not limit purchases of Oregon-grown wheat, Wheat Commission Chief Executive Blake Rowe said.

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