Wheat farmers who sued Monsanto Co. over losses they allegedly sustained after genetically modified (GM) wheat was discovered in an Oregon farmer’s field have reportedly decided to attempt to mediate the dispute. In re Monsanto Co. GE Wheat Litig., MDL No. 2473 (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Kan.). Details about the consolidation of a number of related cases before a multidistrict litigation (MDL) court appear in Issue 500 of this Update. The GM wheat discovery prompted Japan and South Korea to suspend imports of soft white wheat from the United States, and the farmers contend that they lost money as a result. Monsanto denies any wrongdoing—it field tested GM wheat more than 10 years ago in Oregon—and calls the event an isolated incident. The MDL court had scheduled a March 10, 2014, status conference, but canceled the hearing and has stayed the litigation. See The National Law Journal, March 7, 2014.