The Supreme Court denied a petition from Monsanto Tuesday to review a federal appeals court ruling that found the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act does not preempt state tort-law claims.
Late planting and high temperatures in the Midwest are raising concerns of dicamba damage to non-dicamba-tolerant soybeans and specialty crops as growers struggle to meet state and federal deadlines to apply the volatile herbicide.
Lots of eyes in agriculture will be on the Supreme Court Monday when the court is expected to announce whether to accept a petition submitted by Bayer that is backed by dozens of farm groups, conservative legal foundations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Agribusinesses giant Bayer on Tuesday signed the Zero Hunger Private Sector Pledge to help end world hunger by 2030 and committed $160 million to the cause, including a $100 million commitment to improve access to seeds for smallholder farmers.
The Supreme Court should deny a petition from Monsanto seeking review of an appeals court decision that upheld a $25 million verdict against the company for failing to adequately warn a consumer about the health risks of Roundup exposure.
The nation’s pesticide law does not preempt state-law claims such as those that have resulted in multimillion-dollar judgments against Monsanto for Roundup exposure, the nation’s top lawyer said in a brief urging the Supreme Court not to grant the company's request to reconsider a lower court ruling.
Gingko Bioworks and Bayer are joining together as strategic partners in an effort “to develop biological solutions in fields like nitrogen optimization, carbon sequestration, and next-generation crop protection,” Bayer announced Friday.