Japan has reportedly announced that it will resume purchasing U.S. white wheat, ending a two-month suspension that was implemented after genetically engineered crops were found on an Oregon farm in April 2013. According to a news source, Japan imports nearly five million tons of wheat per year—60 percent of which comes from the United States—but does not allow genetically modified wheat. Purchases of western-white wheat reportedly resumed on August 1, while purchases of soft-white wheat for livestock feed will resume August 7. See japantoday.com, August 2, 2013.