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ISSUE DATE: 08/02/2010

Roundup Ready soybean trait patent nears expiration in 2014

By Jennifer M. Latzke

In 1996, soybean farmers saw the first commercial release of a new soybean variety that would change agriculture. Using the science of biotechnology, researchers had isolated a trait in the genetic code of the soybean plant that offered resistance to the chemical herbicide glyphosate.

Those first Roundup Ready soybeans ushered in a whole new era in production agriculture. For the first time soybean farmers had in-seed herbicide tolerance to Roundup, which had been used as a pre-plant burndown treatment on soybean acres since the 1970s. And, through the first decade of the 21st century, farmers have seen a boom in Roundup Ready crops, from soybeans, to canola, cotton, sugar beets, corn and more.


NEWS

ACRE grant program returns for ag renewable energy proposals
ARS partners with Kansas Bioscience Authority to expand economic growth
Award winners honored for innovation
Bennet backs bill to end veterinarian shortfall in rural areas
Bennet bill to bolster Rural Housing Loan Program
Border violence spills onto Mexican ranches, farms
Colo. ranch provides unique classroom for students
Community Energy Coordinators hired by Golden Plains Area Extension:
Company ends bid for wind farm in central Kansas
DASNR faculty and staff experience agriculture in southwest Oklahoma
Duncan to launch initiative at Delaware State Fair
Educating people about importance of agriculture
Golden Plains Area Extension seeks education funding
Governor seeks disaster declaration for nine counties
Kansan named to Ag Agents' Hall of Fame
Kansas firms invited to Africa trade forum
K-State's Rural Grocery Initiative receives national honor
Missouri Young Farmers and Young Farm Wives State Tour set for Aug. 1 to 3
More Flint Hills acreage to be protected
Number of Kansas farms, acreage stable
Rural Elkton man dies in farm accident
Two wrecks for the price of one
USDA adds more acres to habitat restoration projects under SAFE
Workshop will focus on migrant labor laws

CROPS

Agronomist outlines steps to remove debris after floods
Corn-based fiber carpeting, wheat straw paneling used in 'green' UNL building
CSP application deadline is near
EPA urged to consider sorghum as biofuel
Finished in Colorado, moving on to Montana
Fluctuating temperatures affect crop growth
Great wheat in Gettysburg
Herbicide resistance found in giant ragweed
Kansas corn producer taking the helm of U.S. Grains Council
Kansas recognized for biotech strength
Leaf spot building in Kansas corn
Licensed commercial applicators meet high standards
Midsummer crop diagnostic clinics offered near Mead
Mont. handling backlog of water rights claims
MU FSRC field day at Linneus set for Aug. 3
MU Greenley field day set for Aug. 10
NAWG leaders attend USW meeting
Olympic gold medalist to promote corn in Neb.
Prepare now for second hatch of grasshoppers in western Nebraska
Program sets priority water conservation area
Pueblo County Noxious Weed program
Rhizoctonia blight, scourge of rice and soybeans, also affecting corn
Roundup Ready soybean trait patent nears expiration in 2014
S.D. producers encouraged to submit EQIP applications soon
Study shows impact of transportation costs on farmer profitability
Theory on indirect land use change gets weaker with updates to model
Workshop explores native pollinators
Workshop will help put precision ag to use

LIVESTOCK

AQHA launches Full Circle
BIF recognizes innovators in the beef industry
Bison wholesale prices reach all-time high in June
Brewster Ranch to host pasture roping, barrel race, other events
Cattle theft nets 90-day sentence
Cattle theft suspect pleads no contest
Heat stress causing cattle deaths in Kansas
High temperatures create thermal stress risk for horses
Iowa State animal science faculty, students honored at international meeting
Jersey cheese production conserves resources, reduces environmental impact
Junior exhibitors show national champion Shorthorns
Kansas Cattlemen promote transparency in marketplace
K-State Cattlemen's Day, Legacy Sale, and Stockmen's Dinner March 5
Kyle Shobe wins LMA's World Livestock Auctioneer Championship
Livestock Indemnity Program is in effect in Kansas
Meat Industry Hall of Fame announces class of 2010
Missouri cow gives birth to triplets
NAIDC elects board members
National Swine Nutrition Guide is comprehensive resource for producers
Not too late to appreciate pork and dairy producers
Packing plants install remote video auditing system
Safeguard animal health at county fairs
Scientists counter brucellosis threat to livestock and wildlife
Senate support to include lamb processing facilities in report

EDITOR

Change and adapt
Conventional versus organic
Looking for a hero
Smart business
Time is of the essence

COLUMNS

Cattle industry conflict threatens checkoff and leadership
For the great discovery
Learning by doing
The most bizarre promotion ever
Will conservation once again be on the cutting board?

MARKETS

Aberdeen cattle sales report
Ada livestock auction report
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Clovis livestock auction report
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
First cutting for hay continues
Flooding in some areas, dry conditions elsewhere
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary report
Goldthwaite sheep sales report
Grain market close
Haying continues across much of the state
Heavy rains flood fields, stall fieldwork for most of week
High Plains slaughter news
High temperatures continue as producers prepare fields for wheat planting
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Kansas hay trade moderate
Mixed weather helps crop development in most areas, causes some damage
Most hay trading steady, some weak
Most of state gets little to no rain, crops progressing well
Newell sheep sales report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock sales report
Pasture, range conditions consistent with last week
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock sales report
Salina cattle sales report
South central direct sheep sales
Soybeans closed sharply lower, corn and wheat had modest losses
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Springfield livestock auction report
Tulia livestock auction report
Tulsa livestock auction report
Warm weather gets small grain harvest under way
West Plains regional cattle sales report
Wheat harvest continues to move forward, nears completion
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Controlling sericea lespedeza
Leader-follower grazing adds extra beef gains
McCook to host Leafy Spurge Tour, Conference

FAMILY

Blue Princess verbena regains its Texas Superstar crown
Colo. groups work to stop the Japanese beetle
Friendship issues
Get ready for fall gardening
Historic herbarium opens at Kabul University
Ice cream recipes
KDWP will display mobile aquarium at Finney County Fair
Landowners say North Platte access limited
Meditation for 8-2-10
The saga of a salmon
Vegetable harvest draws near
Watering container gardens
Windom a historically styled farmhouse

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