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Court upholds California's low carbon fuel standard

posted on September 20, 2013 at 2:04 PM

A panel of federal judges upheld California's first-in-the-nation mandate requiring fuels producers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Full Story

World's Largest Seed Companies Agree To Share Technology

posted on March 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM

World's Largest Seed Companies Agree To Share Technology
The world’s largest seed companies, DuPont and Monsanto, announced technology licensing agreements Tuesday which will expand the sphere of products available to farmers. Full Story

Judge Blocks Parts of Georgia Immigration Law

posted on July 1, 2011 at 1:07 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without... Full Story

Judge Hears From Farmers in Suit Against Pilgrim's

posted on June 24, 2011 at 2:06 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge heard more testimony Friday from farmers who allege poultry giant Pilgrim's Pride closed plants and ran them out of business to manipulate commodity chicken prices, which they say violated a... Full Story

Judge Approves USDA, Indian Farmers Settlement

posted on April 29, 2011 at 11:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has approved a $680 million settlement between the Agriculture Department and American Indian farmers who say they were denied loans because of discrimination. Full Story

Feds Sue California Contractor and Farms in Thai case

posted on April 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Apr 20, 11:44 PM EDT By AMY TAXIN Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A federal agency has filed lawsuits claiming Thai workers were physically abused and forced to live in rat-infested housing after being recruited by a California-based... Full Story

Lawsuit Challenges Genetically Modified Alfalfa

posted on March 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A lawsuit filed in California is challenging the federal government's deregulation of alfalfa that is genetically altered to withstand the popular weed killer Roundup. Full Story

Ousted USDA Employee Sues Conservative Blogger

posted on February 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former Agriculture Department employee who was shown in an edited video making what appeared to be racist remarks has sued the conservative blogger who posted the video that led to her dismissal. Full Story

Taco Bell Takes Its Beef With Lawsuit Public

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Taco Bell went big and bold to respond to a lawsuit claiming its taco filling can't be called beef, buying up newspaper ads Friday that trumpet "Thank you for suing us." The company says it is setting the record straight with full-page ads in... Full Story

Supreme Court Rejects Tyson Lawsuit

posted on January 28, 2011 at 5:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from a former Tennessee poultry farmer who sued Tyson Farms after losing his contract to raise their chickens. Full Story

Groups Sue EPA Over Lead Ammo, Tackle

posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) Three environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force it to prevent lead poisoning of wildlife from spent ammunition and lost fishing tackle. Full Story

Court Halts Sea Lion Killing at Columbia River Dam

posted on November 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM

PORTLAND, Ore (AP) — A federal appeals court has halted the killing of sea lions who make fast food of endangered salmon and steelhead at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Full Story

Lawyers Say Winning Egg Related Lawsuits Difficult

posted on November 12, 2010 at 5:11 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Thousands of people likely were sickened by salmonella-contaminated eggs from two Iowa companies last summer, but lawyers said far fewer have the proof needed for a successful lawsuit and most cases filed will be settled... Full Story

Study: High-tech Corn Cuts Pest Damage Far Afield

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — New research finds that corn genetically engineered to resist insects also helps out non-modified corn growing nearby. Full Story

Court Rules Organic Milk Case Can Continue

posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM

ST. LOUIS — Dairy consumers who sued several national chains and the largest U.S. provider of store-brand organic milk claiming they falsely labeled the milk can continue with their lawsuit under a federal appeals court ruling issued Wednesday. Full Story
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