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Judge overturns USDA ruling for genetic sugar beets

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MOORHEAD -- Red River Valley sugar beet growers are evaluating a federal judge's decision that could overturn the approval of the popular Roundup Ready sugar beets.

The judge at Grants Pass, Ore., on Tuesday overturned federal approval of a variety of sugar beets genetically engineered to resist a weed killer produced by agricultural giant Monsanto Co.

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