Pennsylvania still has a long way to go in reducing nutrient pollution from its farms, jeopardizing the success of the federal-state “blueprint” for achieving restoration of the Chesapeake Bay, a new report from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation concludes.
USDA is far from the only part of the federal government with authority in areas affecting the ag and food industries. Farmers and agribusiness in general need to keep a close eye on what comes out of the Environmental Protection Agency, Labor Department, Interior Department and Food and Drug Administration.
German law firm has filed lawsuits against Bayer in a Cologne regional court on behalf of investors who are seeking about $2.48 billion in compensation in connection with Bayer’s $63 billion purchase of Monsanto.
The Senate returns to work this week with key elements of President Joe Biden’s climate agenda in peril, while the Supreme Court decides whether to hear several cases important to agriculture, including the latest challenge to California’s Proposition 12 standards for hog and poultry production.
A lawsuit alleging Tyson Foods’ negligence and disregard for proper safety measures led to the deaths from COVID-19 of four employees of its Waterloo, Iowa, plant can move forward in state court, a federal appeals court ruled.
The Biden administration will lift restrictions on travel from South Africa Dec. 31, which is good news for farmers and ranchers who are expected to employ about 7,000 workers from that country this growing season.