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FILE - In this July 16, 2009, file photo, phosphate ore is dug up and transported from Monsanto Company's South Rasmussen Mine site near Soda Springs, Idaho. U.S. land managers have approved a final plan for expanding an open-pit phosphate mine in southeastern Idaho proposed by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company. The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, approved the project that's expected to keep about 600 workers employed for another three years at Simplot's existing Smokey Canyon Mine and Don Plant processing facility in Pocatello. (Bill Schaefer/The Idaho State Journal via AP, File)

US officials OK eastern Idaho phosphate mine expansion

Jul. 29, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S land managers have approved a final plan for expanding an open-pit phosphate mine in southeastern Idaho proposed by the J.R. Simplot Company. The U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Tuesday approved the project that’s expected to keep about 600 workers...

California court upholds verdict in Monsanto cancer case

Jul. 20, 2020 10:33 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California appeals court on Monday upheld a groundbreaking verdict that Monsanto’s widely used weed killer caused cancer in a school groundskeeper but the panel also slashed the damage award from $78.5 million to $21.5 million. The 1st District Court of Appeal said there was...

California cities: Monsanto settlement to fund water cleanup

Jun. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Major California cities say they'll use their share of a $650 million settlement to clean up the now-banned chemical PCB from bays, lakes and other waterways polluted for decades. The giant chemical company Monsanto announced a tentative agreement Wednesday with government entities that...

FILE - In this, Feb. 24, 2019, file photo, containers of Roundup are displayed at a store in San Francisco. German pharmaceutical company Bayer announced Wednesday, June 24, 2020, it’s paying up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which has faced numerous lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.  (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

Bayer paying up to $10.9B to settle Monsanto weedkiller case

Jun. 24, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Bayer said Wednesday that it will pay up to $10.9 billion to settle litigation over the weedkiller Roundup, which has faced thousands of lawsuits over claims it causes cancer. Bayer said it was also paying up $1.22 billion to settle two additional areas of intense litigation, one involving...

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2019, file photo, the Bayer logo shines at night at the main chemical plant of German Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany. The German pharmaceutical company announced Wednesday, June 24, 2020, it’s paying up to $10.9 billion to settle a lawsuit over subsidiary Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, which has faced numerous lawsuits over claims it causes cancer.  (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Monsanto to pay $95M over PCB pollution in Washington state

Jun. 24, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit that blamed it for pervasive pollution from PCBs — toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The announcement Wednesday...

Judge: California can’t require cancer label for weed killer

Jun. 22, 2020 11:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California can’t require a cancer warning label on Roundup, the world’s most widely used weed-killer, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Shubb issued a permanent injunction against the labeling, saying the state couldn’t meet a legal...

Federal court rejects EPA approval of widely used herbicide

Jun. 4, 2020 8:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal government must revoke its approval of a widely used weed killer that has damaged other crops and turned neighbor against neighbor in some farm communities, a federal appeals court in California ruled. Dicamba is used on tens of millions of acres of soybeans and cotton...