Contact Us

Filer to be Home of Monsanto Wheat Technology Center

flickr.com, mrphps

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seed and herbicide maker Monsanto Co. plans to hire 24 people at a new center in southern Idaho where its scientists will study ways to boost wheat production.

The Capital Press reports St. Louis-based Monsanto has gotten the go-ahead from the Idaho Wheat Commission for the Wheat Technology Center in Filer. Monsanto told Idaho officials in an e-mail this represents a “compelling opportunity… to apply our technology expertise in a global crop that can benefit from innovation.”

Monsanto’s work with wheat has been the topic of discussion recently. That’s after discovery in Oregon of genetically-modified wheat that was the same strain as one designed by Monsanto to be herbicide-resistant but which was never approved. Since that discovery, Japan suspended some imports and one Kansas wheat farmer filed a lawsuit.

Best of News Radio 1310

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://newsradio1310.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on News Radio 1310 KLIX quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!