Posts Tagged ‘rice’

Bayer settles contamination case with rice farmers

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2011

Tags: agriculture, courts, lawsuit, medicines, pharmaceuticals, rice, settlement

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — German conglomerate Bayer CropScience has agreed to pay up to $750 million to settle several lawsuits with U.S. farmers who claimed a strain of the company’s unapproved genetically modified rice contaminated the food supply and hurt their crop prices. The litigation goes back to 2006, when Bayer disclosed that an experimental strain […] [...]

Rice crop escapes flood, but off to tough start

by For the MBJ Published: May 31,2011

Tags: agriculture, farming, farms, flooding, floods, rain, rice, severe weather, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Fields along the Mississippi River may be flooded, but the majority of the state’s rice crop is farther inland and needs either more water or time to dry after heavy rains caused other rivers to overflow. Nathan Buehring, rice specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said rice fields do not […] [...]

Mississippi Ag Day 2011

JACKSON- Farmers met their legislators at the 2011 Mississippi Ag Day at the State Capitol this week. Issues including eminent domain, new EPA regulations and rising input costs were discussed. [...]

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