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Sugar beet lawsuit could loom large for Red River Valley

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A federal judge in San Francisco could decide Friday to order a halt to the planting of any genetically modified -- or "Roundup Ready" -- sugar beets in the nation.

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That would be a big deal in the Red River Valley, the biggest sugar beet growing region in the nation, because most growers have switched to Roundup Ready seed varieties the past two years.

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