Cargill News

$1.5B Settlement in Syngenta Modified Corn Seed Lawsuit

A $1.5 billion settlement was reached in a class-action lawsuit covering tens of thousands of farmers, grain-handling facilities and ethanol plants that sued Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta over its introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed. The settlement, reached March …

Cargill Accountant in New York Sentenced to Five Years for $3.1M Theft

An accountant who admitted to stealing $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc. has been sentenced to five years in prison. Diane Backis was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albany to mail fraud and filing a false income tax …

Sweetener Maker Settles Suit in Hawaii for $6.1M

The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold nationwide. Her lawsuit filed last …

Mississippi Rock Blasting Puts River in Ship Shape

Crews have completed the most critical phase of removing bedrock that threatened barges along a crucial stretch of the drought-starved Mississippi River, staving off the shipping industry’s fears that the treacherous channel could close to traffic, the U.S. Army Corps …

Labor Department Accuses Cargill of Discrimination at Arkansas Plant

Labor officials have moved to cut off federal contracts held by one of the nation’s largest meatpackers, saying it discriminated against women and non-Asians at a plant in Arkansas. The U.S. Labor Department claims Cargill Meat Solutions discriminated against more …

Oregon Family Sues Cargill Over Contaminated Turkey

A Cargill Inc. unit is being sued by an Oregon family who said their young daughter was hospitalized after eating Salmonella-contaminated turkey, the subject of one of the largest U.S. meat recalls ever. The lawsuit is one of the first …