French food service giant Sodexo Inc. has accused a flock of U.S. egg trade groups and agricultural companies of conspiring to limit egg production and drive up prices, echoing complaints in a pending multidistrict litigation against the egg producers.
The U.S. unveiled a plan Thursday to reopen its borders to Mexican cargo trucks, after a two-year-old dispute over the program led the Mexican government to impose tariffs on a bevy of American industrial and agricultural products.
A coalition of environmental and farmworkers groups is suing a California state agency for allegedly fast-tracking the approval of a strawberry pesticide before Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger left office.
U.S. trade regulators said Monday that they are initiating five-year reviews to determine if countervailing and anti-dumping duties are still required for salmon from Norway and for hand tools and paper clips from China.
The Dutch antitrust regulator fined 14 millers in three countries almost €82 million ($108 million) on Thursday for allegedly running a cartel to divvy up the flour market in the Netherlands for six years.
Russian potash producer OAO Uralkali said Monday that it plans to acquire rival OAO Silvinit to create a combined company with a market capitalization of about $24 billion.
A federal judge has upheld anti-dumping duties imposed on fresh garlic from China, finding little merit to claims from three Chinese companies that the rates are based on unsuitable surrogate data.
Poultry processor Townsends Inc. has filed for bankruptcy protection, claiming that the rising cost of corn coupled with a steep drop in the price of poultry products helped drive the family-owned business into Chapter 11.
Aiming to boost its food ingredients business in Asia, commodities giant Cargill Inc. on Wednesday agreed to buy Indonesian sorbitol producer PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo TBK for a total purchase price of 2.72 trillion rupiah ($300 million).
A federal appeals court has refused to rehear New Salida Ditch Co.'s lawsuit seeking to force United Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. to cover legal costs the irrigation company incurred after spilling dirt into the Arkansas River in Colorado.
A federal judge has shot down BASF Corp.'s bid for summary judgment in a suit brought by commercial blueberry farmers who allege that their crops were damaged by the company's fungicides, ruling that the farmers' claims are not preempted by federal law.
Dyncorp Aerospace Operations LLC has lost a bid for sanctions against a group of Ecuadoreans who sued the company for alleged injuries stemming from a multibillion-dollar U.S. government program to eradicate drug crops in neighboring Colombia.
A federal magistrate judge presiding over the multidistrict litigation over an alleged antitrust conspiracy in the U.S. milk industry has shot down several bids by both the plaintiffs and defendants to eliminate experts from one of the MDL cases.
A federal judge gave new life to a collective action against Farmers Pride Inc. on Friday when he ordered that the case — which accuses the chicken processor of allegedly failing to pay workers for time spent donning, doffing and sanitizing safety gear — be partly recertified.
South Africa's competition regulator has decided to veto DuPont Co. unit Pioneer Hi-Bred's bid to take over Johannesburg-based Pannar Seed (Pty) Ltd.
President Barack Obama has tapped a veteran environmental bureaucrat to serve as the new director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a position vacated when the former director died suddenly in February.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied a bid protest filed by Delta-21 Resources Inc. challenging the award of a contract to conduct store visits for the government’s food stamp program to Information Systems and Networks Corp.
Bayer CropScience AG has accused Dow AgroSciences LLC of infringing a patent that explains how to transform crops with genes that make them resistant to a popular herbicide used to kill invasive weeds.
Attorneys general from five Great Lakes states have lost their bid to force the federal government to install physical barriers and take other preventive measures to halt the passage of Asian carp from the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan.
A Florida appeals court has reaffirmed its decision to grant new trials and reverse approximately $20 million in judgments against DuPont Co. in a lawsuit brought by 27 leatherleaf fern farmers in Costa Rica who alleged a fungicide made by the chemical giant was toxic to the plants.