Roundup Ready Litigation ~ Sugar Market ~ 2012 Farm Bill Hearings ~ 2010 Elections ~ 2010 ASGA Cleavinger Intern ~ Mark Your Calendars
On April 27, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Roundup Ready® alfalfa case. As you will recall, the beet sugar industry filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court to present our industry’s views on key legal issues in the case.
Roundup Ready Litigation ~ 2010 Acreage Intentions ~ Supply & Demand ~ Crop Insurance ~ Dietary Issues
Roundup Ready Litigation
Since we are actively involved in ongoing litigation, very little can be written or discussed publicly about the case. A strong reminder is extended to all growers that no interviews should be conducted until this case is completed.
2012 Farm Bill
House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson is sending signals to American agriculture that all segments of farm and food policy need to roll up our sleeves and start work on the 2012 farm bill.
This Issue's Topics Include: Roundup Ready Lawsuit ~ Crop Insurance ~ 2010 Elections
Roundup Ready Lawsuit
On January 19, the plaintiffs in the Roundup Ready® lawsuit asked the U.S. District Court (9th Circuit)
for a preliminary injunction to stop the “further planting, cultivation, processing, or other use of Roundup
Ready sugar beets or sugar beet seeds, including the flowering of any sugar beet seed crop, until the environmental impact statement (‘EIS’) has been completed and finally approved as required by the
National Environmental Policy Act (‘NEPA’)”. They have requested a March 5 date for Judge Jeffrey
White to hear their argument.