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Ag Day Minute: Jury award cut, gulf states ask for disaster relief

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Ag Day Minute: Jury award cut, gulf states ask for disaster relief

Sign-ups for the next round of China trade aid for farmers start Monday. The payments range from $15 to $150 per acre for crops like corn and soybeans. Dairy producers will receive 20-cents per hundredweight. Hog producers will get 11-dollars per head. Our Washington Correspondent says there is one key change to this year's plan.

A California judge has cut a $2-billion verdict in a Roundup case against Bayer to $86-million. The judge is slashing the award for a couple who blamed Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup for their cancer. He said the jury's billion-dollar punitive damages awards were excessive and unconstitutional. but he rejected Bayer's request to strike the punitive award outright.

U.S. House members from three Gulf Coast states are backing their governors' request for a fisheries disaster declaration. They say freshwater flooding into saltwater ecosystems...is killing oysters and hurting the industry. When we first reported on this in June, some areas of the Gulf were already seeing 100- percent oyster mortality.

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