SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon state plans for dealing with genetically modified crops are developing slowly.

The Statesman Journal reports Gov. John Kitzhaber called for a state action plan for dealing with conflicts between genetically engineered and conventional crops on Oct. 1.

He asked the Oregon Department of Agriculture to come up with a plan to at least map the areas where different crops may be grown and to mark buffer zones.

The governor promised to put together a task force to help the department and to recommend legislation for 2015.

But agriculture spokesman Bruce Pokarney says they're still waiting for guidance from the task force, which hasn't been formed.

Meanwhile, a bill is being considered this legislative session to require labeling of genetically engineered food.

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