A federal judge vacated a number of Bureau of Land Management permits approved for Bayer AG's development of a phosphate mine in southeast Idaho. Bayer said the action does not affect current supplies of the nutrient used to produce glyphosate.
The U.S. will move toward a formal dispute settlement case with Mexico over biotech corn. The has been a key focus for corn producers ever since Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador began pushing decrees in his government to ban imports of biotech corn.
As a result of what was one of the largest Renewable Fuel Standard tax credit conspiracies ever perpetrated, a federal court sentenced five people from Utah and California to combined 83 years in prison.