September 16, 2019 | WILX
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Michigan Soybeans Must be Destroyed Due to Soil

CHS recently filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for 91,000 bushels affected

Michigan regulators say 91,000 bushels of soybeans must be destroyed, three years after a small portion was grown on land that had sediment from a Kalamazoo River Superfund site in western Michigan, reports WILX.

Only 145 bushels were harvested from the land. But those soybeans were stored with thousands of additional bushels likely worth more than $800,000 at the time. The agriculture department says the soybeans are indistinguishable and can't be sorted.

The spoiled crop was grown by Golden Grain Farms and sold to CHS, a Minnesota-based farm cooperative with Michigan operations.

CHS recently filed a lawsuit against Golden Grain, seeking compensation for all 91,000 bushels.

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