CROPS NEWS
High Court Backs Monsanto
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Mon May 13, 2013 11:52 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- If you liked the idea of buying glyphosate-resistant soybeans from the grain elevator and planting them as a second crop, you better think twice about the decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that Indiana farmer Vernon Bowman violated U.S. patent laws by buying soybeans from the bin to double crop. In a ruling crafted by Associate Justice Elena Kagan, the high court said Bowman was effectively making duplicate copies of patented technology owned by Monsanto Co.

Bowman became a symbol of the little man fighting a multi-national corporation all the way to the Supreme Court ...

Quick View
  • Stay on Top of SDS The distinctive yellow patches of sudden death syndrome (SDS) are surfacing in soybean fields acr...
  • Ample Stocks Ahead Drought recovery in many areas has led to higher stocks, brighter production prospects and modera...
  • Precision Ag Potential Pending Precision agriculture proponents insist the industry can revolutionize agriculture, but first mor...
  • Cash Rent Reset - 2 Iowa farmland owners Fred and Lodean Cook may consider flexible cash leases for the first time th...
  • Iowa Land Gets a Bounce Key Midwest land values are stuck in neutral or sliding below 2014 levels, recently released opin...
  • Canadian Dairy Conundrum Coping with Canada's dairy industry import tariffs and supply controls remains one of the stickin...
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Deteriorating profit margins flip the fortunes of big renters and conservative owner-operators. I...
  • Training for Sustainability The Hmong American Farmers Association is helping producers who migrated to the United States fol...
  • Ask the Vet What are these crusty scabs on my cattle?
Related News Stories
Monsanto-Syngenta Merger
BASF Would Build Up Seed Ops
Cover Crops in Demand