Hay growers who sell Roundup Ready alfalfa no longer have to tag every bale. According to a Dec. 18 USDA-APHIS supplemental administrative order, the genetically modified hay now may be identified by lot. Vehicles transporting the hay must carry specific documentation about it and display an 8.5 x 11" sign that identifies it as Roundup Ready.

Read more details about this new development at the Hay & Forage Grower Web site at www.hayandforage.com. For exact wording of the order, visit: www.aphis.usda.gov/brs/pdf/RRA_A8_final.pdf.