Emily Ashcraft

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Farmer Claims Breach of Contract by Pilgrim’s Pride Caused Him to Lose Farm

Forrest E. Crider claimed a breach of contract by Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation and AgSouth Farm Credit ACA caused him to sell a family farm in Saint Matthews, South Carolina for less than market price. They...

Former Food CEO Sentenced to Prison for Tuna Price-Fixing Conspiracy

Former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC, Christopher Lischewski, was sentenced to 40 months in prison and a $100,000 fine for his role in a three-year antitrust conspiracy. He allegedly played a leadership rule in...

Apple Farmers Request Eligibility for COVID-19 Aid

In a letter written to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tuesday, the U.S. Apple Association and other apple organizations around the country said apple farmers should be eligible for aid from the Coronavirus Food...

EPA, Monsanto Respond to Emergency Motion to Halt Dicamba Use

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Monsanto Company filed separate documents opposing the petitioners’ emergency motion in the Ninth Circuit dicamba court case on Tuesday. The petitioners argued the EPA’s cancellation order was consistent with...

Parties in Pork Antitrust Case Argue Whether Peanut Antitrust Ruling is Applicable

Defendants in a Minnesota pork antitrust case sent a letter Tuesday to Judge John R. Tunheim in response to arguments made in a letter written on behalf of the plaintiffs that was sent last week....

Employee Claims Skippy Underpaid for Overtime Work

A former employee alleged in a class-action lawsuit in the Arkansas Eastern District Court on Monday that he and other employees of peanut butter giant Skippy Foods were not compensated accurately for regular overtime work...