Investment in Soybean Innovation
Because of your investment and support, the value of U.S. soybean production in 2015 totaled nearly $34.4 BILLION. Source: USDA Agriculture Analysis Service, February 2015.
The Benefits of Seed Innovation
Innovations from the seed industry are helping to address many of the economic, environmental and health issues we face as a global society.
Increased Soybean Yields
Over the past 30 years soybean yields have increased 70% because of seed innovation. Source: USDA Agriculture Analysis Service (February 2015)
Intellectual Property Rights
Intellectual property protection allows developers of new plant varieties and improved seeds to recoup their investment, while also allowing for the development of new varieties and improvements for the benefit of growers and consumers. Plant varieties may be protected by various forms of intellectual property, including, but not limited to patents, plant variety protection (PVP), agreements, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.
Patents with claims to a soybean variety
The genetics and traits of soybean varieties may be protected by one or more US patents.
Plant Variety Protection (PVP) to a soybean variety
The genetics of many soybean varieties may also be protected by US Plant Variety Protection.
Patents with claims to a soybean characteristics and improvements:
Specific characteristics and improvements in soybean varieties may be protected by one or more US patents.
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