Most soybeans grown in the U.S. are Round Up. These flags help ensure our neighbors, or a custom applicator, don't assume these soybeans are RR Ready, and spray an adjacent field with Round Up.
I am a big proponent of GMO technology. I am very offended when GMO opponents claim farmers are nothing but pawns for Big Ag. Farmers are often portrayed as poor, gullible suckers who have no choice but to blindly follow the recommendation of Big Ag. That could not be more wrong!
We have options when selecting seed. We have public non GMO varieties. We have private Round Up and Liberty Link varieties. Next year when the patent expires, we will have public Round Up varieties available from universities.
You can call me many things, but please don't call me a schill for Big Ag. That's a surefire way to make me angry.