Tagged: bayer ag

Rice Quality Concerns Create Hurdles For Industry

by Rick Fahr 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Jim Mead, owner of Delta Grains, a seed and grain brokerage business near Jonesboro, was part of the vanguard in seed technology. In the 1980s, he was an integral part of Eagle Seed Co. in Weiner, a small but innovative company that developed new rice and soybean varieties. Now, he views the seed business from both sides.

Syngenta Corn Case Draws Comparison to Riceland Lawsuit

by Jan Cottingham 2/23/2015 12:00 am

Three of the lead firms in the Syngenta litigation were involved in the $750 million settlement agreement in 2011 over contamination of the U.S. rice supply by Bayer AG’s genetically modified rice. A number of Arkansas rice farmers received damages as part of the settlement.

Arsenic Suit Seeks To Pit Arkansas Chicken and Rice Sectors Against Each Another

by Jan Cottingham 11/19/2012 12:00 am

A lawsuit seeks to pit Arkansas’ iconic rice industry against its iconic chicken industry, freighting what had been a happy pairing in Arkansas agriculture with the fear of “devastating” financial losses.