NEWS
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, ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
2013 Alfalfa Production Good
No Action in GMO Alfalfa Case
Managing Pastures in Fall
Alfalfa Tests Find Legal Seeds
Rain Makes Alfalfa
Hit the Hay