Posts Tagged ‘seed’

Researchers find rice seed treatments to be effective

by MBJ Staff Published: December 16,2013

Tags: agriculture, farm, farming, Mississippi State University Experiment Station, rice, seed, seed treatment

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — After testing scores of samples taken from rice fields across the state, Mississippi State University scientists found that seed treatments are effective in managing the crop’s most troublesome insect pests. “In Mississippi, we’ve been evaluating seed treatments for about five years,” said Jeff Gore, entomologist with the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment […] [...]

Business owners’ appeal for new Monsanto trial tossed

by Associated Press Published: November 25,2013

Tags: agriculture, bench, court, Eddie Scruggs, farm, farmer, farming, justice, law, lawsuit, legal, Michael Mills, Mitchell Scruggs, Monsanto Co., Roundup, seed, sue

OXFORD — A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto Co. for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season. U.S. District Judge Michael Mills ruled that Mitchell and Eddie Scruggs owe Monsanto Co. $6.3 million damages as a jury found […] [...]

Ag Department suspends Georgia company’s dealer license

by MBJ Staff Published: March 29,2013

Tags: agriculture, commodity, farm, farmer, farming, plant, planting, probation, row crop, seed, state agency, suspend, suspension

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) has suspended the seed dealer license of Johnston Seed Company Inc., of Ashburn, Ga., for 15 violations of the Mississippi Pure Seed Law. The settlement resolves allegations that Johnston Seed Company failed to comply with state-issued stop sale orders for seed not in compliance with […] [...]

Feed store paying for failure to get storm water permit

by Associated Press Published: December 11,2012

Tags: build, builder, buildimng, construction, environment, feed, permit, pollution, reailer, retail, runoff, seed, store, storm water

PONTOTOC — A Pontotoc feed store is paying $37,000 civil fine for failing to get a storm water permit before starting construction. Moore’s Feed Store agreed in September to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. An order published by the department says that in May 2011, someone complained to MDEQ about […] [...]

Monsanto, Scruggs Farm Supply await judge’s ruling

TUPELO — A federal judge in Mississippi has heard arguments from the Monsanto Co., which is seeking $27 million in damages from a Tupelo farm supply business and its owners in an ongoing dispute over saving and selling its patented seeds. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports U.S. District Judge Michael Mills made no decision […] [...]

DuPont to appeal $1 billion verdict for Monsanto

by MBJ Staff Published: August 3,2012

Tags: agriculture, appeal, courts, damages, decosion, farm, farmer, farming, judge, law, lawsuit, legal, patent, planting seed, seed, verdict

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — DuPont officials plan to appeal a federal jury’s record-setting $1-billion verdict that found the company willfully infringed a patent held by Monsanto. It took the jury 45 minutes to reach the largest collectible verdict in Missouri history Wednesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. DuPont’s best chance for success on […] [...]

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