Monsanto lobbying costs top $1.7M for Q2

September 29, 2011 |

In Washington, D.C., the world’s largest seed company spent $1.71 million in the second quarter of 2011 to lobby the federal government, according to a disclosure report filed with the House clerk’s office by Monsanto Co.

The Company lobbied Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture over regulations that would affect the distribution of genetically engineered crops like the company’s Roundup Ready sugar beets and alfalfa. Monsanto also lobbied the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency on issues surrounding subsidies for the growing ethanol industry.

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