Syngenta Settlement Checks Not Likely Till 2019
Attorneys for the plaintiffs told news sources this week that settlement checks would be likely in the first half of 2019 after a federal judge gave preliminary approval to the settlement. The court still has to determine if the settlement is fair to all the class members. To learn more about this process, click here http://bit.ly/2J6HWPP.
Order Granting 10 Arkansas Farmers Exemption From Dicamba Restrictions Being Challenged
The Arkansas Attorney General is challenging an exemption granted by a court giving 10 farmers challenging the dicamba restrictions the right to continue using dicamba during the growing season. To read more about this challenge, click here https://wapo.st/2H44TlQ.
House Debuts Its Version of the Farm Bill
Late last week, the House Republicans debuted their version of the 2018 farm bill. To read about the politics involved in this process, click here https://politi.co/2HaCquX. To see what is included and not included in the House Republican's draft of the Farm Bill, click here http://bit.ly/2J5R4E2.
Rodents, Filth Cited by FDA as Cause of Egg Recall
Approximately 207 million eggs were recalled by Rose Acre Farms. These eggs were produced at Hyde County farm in North Carolina, and were at risk for having been contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. At least 23 people became sick across 9 states from consuming their products, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read more at https://go.umd.edu/38X.
Farms and Forest Could Fuel Planes in the Future
A new research paper suggests that in the future jet fuel could be made from forests and oilseeds. The paper states that biofuel would offer a renewable energy source and create new jobs within the agricultural industry. To learn more, click here https://go.umd.edu/38B.