As we each work diligently within our respective operations to adopt new technologies and enhance best practices to make our lives easier, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been focused with the same approach in mind. With that being said, USDA has recently announced that the Specialty Crop Program will be raising inspection fees effective October 1, 2019, as it transforms into a more data-driven, customer-focused organization.

Bryan Nickerson

Yesterday, a California jury ruled in favor of a plaintiff who claimed that his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was caused by long-term exposure to glyphosate. The jury awarded the plaintiff $5 million in compensatory damages and $75 million in punitive damages. The trial was held in federal district court in San Francisco. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup®.

Hank Giclas


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