Emily Ashcraft

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Reports Show Most COVID-19 Farm Relief Funding Goes to the Largest Farms

An analysis of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) records, performed by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) showed that the top one percent of farms have received the most money from government funding programs,...

Judge Rules Bid-Rigging Claims Will Not Be Dismissed in Chicken Antitrust Suit

Judge Thomas M. Durkin denied the defendants’ motion to strike a claim from some complaints in the Northern District of Illinois consolidated antitrust complaint regarding broiler chickens in a Memorandum, Opinion, and Order filed on...

Two Discovery-Related Requests Denied in Gold King Mine Lawsuit

On Monday, the District of New Mexico denied two discovery requests in the case against the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and various corporations accused of being responsible for the Gold King Mine...

California Judge Rules on Motion to Dismiss Suit Alleging Home Depot Should Have Roundup Warnings

Last Friday, Judge Fernando M. Olguin granted some aspects of a Motion to Dismiss filed in a Central District of California case against Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. dismissing the class-action complaint and granting leave to...

FDA Announces Reporting Requirements for Foods Susceptible to Food-Borne Illness

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposed rule on Monday, which would “establish additional traceability recordkeeping requirements” for foods on a specific list, including fruits, vegetables, some fish, nut butters, and leafy greens....

Food Companies Claim New Duties for Chinese Merchandise Breach U.S. Law

Over 20 cases were filed by food companies in the Court of International Trade starting on Thursday and continuing into this week challenging the imposition of duties on merchandise of Chinese origin. The complaints said...