AG POLICY NEWS
Justices Exhaust Seed Case
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 19, 2013 03:36 PM CST

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Tuesday of a farmer's attorney who argued his client isn't violating a Monsanto patent by buying soybeans from a grain elevator to plant with the expectation that those soybeans would carry the Roundup Ready trait.

Vernon Bowman, a 75-year-old farmer from Indiana, bought soybeans from a local grain elevator as a cheaper way to get a double-crop planting following winter wheat. He did so counting on the prospect that a high percentage of the seeds would be Roundup Ready.

Monsanto Co. sued Bowman in 2007 for patent infringement. Monsanto won at ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Super Food Silage has never gone out of fashion in Bath County, Kentucky, even when the lure of $6- to $8-pe...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet Some tips on fly control.
Related News Stories
Washington Insider
School Meal Grants Announced
Washington Insider - Tuesday
Iowa: Stressing Water Quality
Washington Insider
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider - Monday
EPA Sends RFS to OMB
AFBF Appeal
EPA Sends RFS to OMB