September 29, 2006 Agronomy

Federal Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Monsanto Illegally Maintained Glyphosate Monopoly

Plaintiffs say company unfairly dominates market years after Roundup patent expired.

from AgricultureOnline.com

The Monsanto Company is the target of a class-action antitrust lawsuit filed this week in federal court.

Pullen Seeds and Soil, based in Sac City, Iowa, led the group filing Pullen Seeds and Soil v. Monsanto Company, No. 06-599, Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware. Plaintiffs allege the company violated Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Antitrust Act, as it allegedly has a monopoly over the glyphosate herbicide marketplace with its Roundup products. Monsanto’s patent on Roundup product name expired in 2000.

“During the post-patent period…Roundup has maintained an 80% (or more) market share of all the glyphosate herbicides sold in the United States despite Monsanto’s charging dealers 300% to 400% more for brand-name Roundup than the price charged by generic competitors,” according to the Pullen v. Monsanto court document filed Tuesday. “Monsanto’s ability to charge higher prices for Roundup is the result of a comprehensive anticompetitive scheme which Monsanto began implementing in the 1990s.”

See complete Agriculture Online.com article

BECOME A GLH DEALER! Earn cash, travel, product and rewards! Recent NewsRecent Tweets

Purdue: The Planting Date Conundrum for Corn

May 27, 2016

Conventional wisdom says that the prime planting window to maximize corn yields in much of Indiana opens about April 20 and closes about May 10. This “window” typically opens about one week later across the northern tier of Indiana counties (later warmup) and about one week earlier across the southern tier of Indiana counties (earlier warmup).

Purdue: 10-Year Summary of Corn Response to Nitrogen Fertilizer in Indiana

May 27, 2016

This report summarizes the yield response to fertilizer nitrogen (N) rat of corn grown in rotation with soybean (corn/soy) in field-scale trials conducted around the state of Indiana since 2016.

MSU: Tips for a successful forage harvest

May 27, 2016

First cutting alfalfa harvest details make a positive difference.

SDSU: Seeding-Year Harvest Management in Alfalfa

May 27, 2016

Harvest Schedule Considerations

PSU: Keep an Eye on Cutting Height to Maintain Forage Stands

May 25, 2016

Cutting height can have an effect on both the quality of your forage and the longevity of the stand.