Ag News: Glyphosate Trial
**A series of cases involving individual plaintiffs alleging exposure to glyphosate caused their non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can move forward.
U.S. District Judge Vincent Chhabria ruled Tuesday, saying it was a “close question,” but that the plaintiffs had presented enough evidence “from which a reasonable jury could conclude that glyphosate can cause NHL at human-relevant doses.”
According to Agri-Pulse, that evidence came from three experts whose opinions, Chhabria said, are “shaky,” but admissible.
Monsanto will continue fighting the lawsuits.
**Instagram, Twitter and Facebook were filled with posts about #CowAppreciationDay on July 10th, Tuesday.
The hashtag and day was created by fast food chain Chick-fil-A as a way to promote the restaurant’s mascot cows who encourage people to eat more chicken.
Despite Chick-fil-A’s using the day to promote chicken, it didn’t stop dairy farmers, cattle ranchers, agriculture organizations and politicians from promoting THEIR appreciation of cows.
**Farm groups are applauding after father-and-son Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, sent to prison for arson on public land, received full pardons from President Trump on Tuesday.
The case sparked the armed, 41-day takeover in 2016 of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Oregon that inflamed a long-simmering dispute over federal control of large portions of the West.
Activists want the federal government to cede land to the states and accuse the government of regulatory over-reach and meddling in the Western way of life.