CROPS NEWS
Fri Oct 5, 2012 01:38 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an Indiana farmer's appeal that challenges the scope of Monsanto Co.'s patent rights on its Roundup Ready seeds.

The company, whose genetically modified seeds produce crops that are resistant to herbicide, has required farmers to use the patented seeds only for a single crop and not save the "second-generation" seeds from the harvest.

Monsanto has imposed the terms because its technology reproduces itself in each generation of seeds. If farmers could replant seeds taken from each harvest, they could avoid paying for Monsanto's technology in future plantings, the ...

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