Attorney General Jay Nixon is demanding a company that produces genetic corn to compensate farmers who lost money when it was rejected for human consumption. Nixon sent a formal letter to Aventis Crop Science, the makers of StarLink corn, demanding a $25 million bond. Nixon says this problem extends far beyond the farmers who planted the crop. He says grain elevators and other businesses have lost money as a ripple-effect from the farm losses spread throughout rural Missouri. Aventis has proposed its own voluntary program to pay 25-cent premiums to farmers who grew the corn–a proposal Nixon says falls short.
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