The protest against the United States’ allegedly illegal aid to its corn farmers has grown significantly louder, with 32 countries joining Canada in the dispute at the World Trade Organization.
Three South American members of the World Trade Organization have joined Canada in a dispute against the United States, which they claim is violating international trade standards by handing out corn subsidies to American farmers.
California logger Pacific Lumber Co. and its subsidiaries filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 Thursday, citing regulatory limitations as the main cause of a recent liquidity problem.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a suit against three former executives of a former ConAgra Foods subsidiary, alleging they used improper accounting practices to overstate revenues.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers representing states that face mounting labor shortages have reintroduced a bill that would provide guest workers for agriculture industries on the East and West coasts.
Still plagued by antitrust issues, agricultural giant Monsanto Co. has said it could be months before its $1.5 billion proposed acquisition of cottonseed business Delta & Pine Land Co. is completed.
Adding further tension to its trade relationship with the United States, Canada has taken its corn subsidy concerns to the World Trade Organization, convinced that the U.S. is violating international trade standards through its handouts to American corn growers.
Italy’s highest court has upheld the controversial law that allowed Parmalat to sue underwriters and auditors for failing to prevent the multibillion-dollar fraud that eventually sent the company into bankruptcy.
Two labor unions sued the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday, arguing that for eight years it has consistently failed to enact a rule requiring employers to pay for protective gear such as face shields and harnesses.
Eighteen former employees of Swift & Co. have filed a $23 million lawsuit alleging that the meat packing company conspired to “manipulate and depress the labor market and wages by hiring illegal immigrants,” lawyers for the employees said.
A European court has slashed fines imposed three years ago by the country’s competition watchdog on French beef industry associations for their alleged participation in a price-fixing cartel.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a predatory-bidding case that hinges on whether forest products company Weyerhaeuser Co. drove a smaller competitor out of business by paying too much for logs that Weyerhaeuser didn’t need.
Australia’s wheat exporting monopoly abused its “great privilege” when it gave kickbacks to get an Iraqi aid deal with the United Nations, according to a long-awaited report.
Under pressure from federal prosecutors, Brazil’s competition authority has rejected a proposed $46.2 million settlement from orange juice producers in a case over an alleged price-fixing cartel.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office in São Paulo has rejected a decision by Brazil’s Justice Ministry to settle an antitrust investigation into the orange juice industry for $46.72 million, according to the Sao Paulo orange growers association, Associtrus.
As EG Liquidating Co. Ltd. takes steps toward winding down, the city of Waco has raised objections to the gardening company’s first amended joint plan of liquidation.
Thousands of field workers will share a more than $3.5 million settlement to compensate them for time they spent being bused to work by their California produce grower employer.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to take up the appeal of 30 state governments that have been wrangling with three small cigarette companies over the antitrust implications of accounts established to cover damages from future tobacco-related lawsuits.
Dairy Farmers of America, the world’s largest dairy farm cooperative, has agreed to sell off its stake in a smaller rival to resolve an antitrust lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department, the DOJ said Monday.
With its patented Roundup Ready seeds at the center of the debate, Monsanto Co. has been hit with an antitrust lawsuit that accuses the agricultural giant of abusing its monopoly on herbicides.