v.— «“Brown-bag” sales—a reference to farmers’ rudimentary packaging—are prompting big seed companies to drop expensive research programs and thus give foreign competitors an advantage, the industry claims. Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. says that brown-bagging of its version of hard red winter wheat got so prevalent in grain-belt states that the company simply ceased doing research and dropped out of the market.» —“High-Court Battle Sprouts From Clash Between Farmers and the Seed Industry” by Paul M. Barrett Wall Street Journal May 23, 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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