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Justices Exhaust Seed Case
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Feb 19, 2013 05:11 PM CST

The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Tuesday involving a farmer who had bought soybeans from a grain elevator and replanted them, knowing the likelihood existed that he would be able to use a glyphosate herbicide on the crop.

By Chris Clayton

DTN Ag Policy Editor

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 ...

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