Syngenta Corn Case Settled for $1.51B

Syngenta Corn Case Settled for $1.51B

A $1.51 billion settlement has been reached in the nationwide class action lawsuit filed in Kansas federal court over Syngenta's genetically modified corn seed.
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Hog Farm Bill Poised for Passage at Arkansas Legislature

The Arkansas House and Senate approved identical bills Wednesday that would make it harder to perpetuate complaints against farms that need permits to retain then dispose of liquid animal waste.
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USDA Designates 61 Arkansas Counties as Disaster Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 61 drought-stricken Arkansas counties as disaster areas, making farmers and ranchers in the counties eligible for natural disaster assistance.
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