A group of U.S. shrimp producers has won court approval to postpone the collection of lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Thailand until litigation protesting the duties is resolved.
A federal judge has decertified a class of more than 1,300 employees of Koch Foods Inc. in Mississippi who accused the chicken processor of failing to pay them for the time spent donning and doffing their work clothes.
DuPont Co. and Makhteshim Agan of North America Inc. have reached a licensing deal for DuPont crop protection patents and resolved a lawsuit in which Makhteshim Agan sought a declaration that a DuPont patent was invalid.
A federal judge has ruled that a $97.4 million judgment a Nicaraguan court issued against Dole Food Co. cannot be enforced, marking a decisive victory for the world’s biggest fresh fruit and vegetables producer in a years-long saga over alleged injuries banana farmers suffered because of pesticides.
The federal judge overseeing Factory Mutual Insurance Co.'s lawsuit over coverage for a disputed $6.4 million in losses suffered by Nebraska Beef Inc. and South Omaha Investors Pack LLC has dismissed a claim for declaratory judgment regarding policy rescission, noting a partial settlement among the parties.
A group of U.S. shrimp producers has asked a federal judge to postpone the collection of lowered anti-dumping duties levied on frozen warmwater shrimp imported from Thailand until after litigation protesting the duties is resolved.
Mississippi rice farmers in the multidistrict litigation against Bayer CropScience over genetically modified rice have asked a federal judge to dismiss two of Bayer's defenses that were already tossed in a related suit.
A bankruptcy court is considering a disclosure statement for a proposed Chapter 11 plan for Pilgrim's Pride Corp. that would allow the poultry producer to emerge with at least $1.65 billion in available financing.
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. has objected to bankrupt ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp.'s proposed liquidation plan, saying it gives senior lenders liens on grain that should belong to the farmers that grew it.
Consumers of more than 21.7 million pounds of ground beef recalled by Topps Meat Co. LLC in 2007 have asked a federal judge to certify consumer and injury classes in a product liability suit against the defunct company.
The judge overseeing a proposed “donning and doffing” class action against Butterball LLC has sided against one of the production line workers, dismissing a Missouri case that accused the poultry producer of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act.
U.S. catfish farmers have asked a judge to reconsider an order affirming the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision not to charge two Vietnamese fish exporters anti-dumping duties, claiming the judge failed to consider a later determination the department made in the same matter.
Federal antitrust regulators have given the go-ahead to JBS SA's $800 million acquisition of a 64 percent stake in bankrupt poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride Inc.
Claiming that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ignored substantial risks posed by agricultural pesticides, Earthjustice and other environmental advocacy groups have submitted a petition to the agency seeking a ban on the spraying of the chemicals near areas used heavily by children.
After receiving a favorable ruling in a suit over an earlier review, 20 Vietnamese shrimp producers have sued the U.S. Department of Commerce over anti-dumping duties the agency levied on the companies in its third review of frozen warmwater shrimp imports.
Dole Food Co. Inc., the world's largest producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables, revealed Tuesday that it had launched an initial public offering of 35.7 million shares priced at between $13 and $15 per share, as part of the company's plan to sell up to $500 million of stock.
With the first bellwether trial fast approaching, the federal judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation over genetically modified rice has tossed out several claims, including a public nuisance allegation, against Bayer CropScience.
Premium Standard Farms LLC, a Smithfield Foods Inc. subsidiary accused of discharging pollution from its hog farms, has asked a federal judge to throw out the defenses offered by TIG Insurance Co. in their dispute over insurance coverage.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has let Phatthana Frozen Food Co. Ltd. and Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co. Ltd. off the hook from an earlier order imposing anti-dumping duties on warmwater shrimp and prawns from Thailand.
An official from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will temporarily join the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as it develops new food safety rules for fresh produce.