Court OKs RR Alfalfa
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Mon May 20, 2013 03:49 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Genetically-engineered alfalfa can once again be grown in U.S. fields, and could be the dominant alfalfa type in some geographies, following a court decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

USDA took the right action in deregulating Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa, a three-judge panel ruled Friday, in a lawsuit that had been filed by environmental and ag groups. The groups stated that deregulation would lead to more widespread weed problems and harm endangered species.

The court found the Plant Protection Act "does not regulate the type of harms that the plaintiffs complain of, ...

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