There's not much time left to make a comment on the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Roundup Ready alfalfa. As of midnight, March 3, the public's opportunity to tell USDA-APHIS whether it's done its job or not will be over.

So far, more than 7,700 online comments and hundreds of mailed views have been received by the government agency. To make a comment, visit tinyurl.com/RRComment.

Once comments are read and tabulated, APHIS will respond to issues raised and then issue a final EIS. Thirty days after the final statement is approved, a final decision on whether Roundup Ready alfalfa will again be deregulated or not will be made.

For background on Roundup Ready alfalfa, visit our Updates http://hayandforage.com/hay/alfalfa/roundup-ready/ page.