U.S.-Guatemala H-2A Talks and Bayer Judgement Reduction

U.S.-Guatemala H-2A Talks and Bayer Judgement Reduction

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I'm Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**The U.S. and Guatemala are working on a program to boost H-2A workers from that country, in an effort to stem what the Department of Homeland Security calls irregular migration patterns.

According to thepacker.com, a registered Foreign Labor

Recruiter program would prioritize H-2A visa appointments over non-immigrant categories for Guatemalans.

The program is one of several designed to stem the flow of undocumented workers from Guatemala.


**Bayer gets a third large trial verdict substantially reduced in litigation over the safety of its signature weed killer, Roundup.

Agrimarketing.com reports, a California state court judge trimmed a more than $2 Billion award to $86.7 Million in the case of a husband and wife who blame their non-Hodgkin lymphoma on Roundup.

A week earlier, a San Francisco judge reduced a more than $80 Million verdict to $25.3 Million in a similar case in Northern California.


**If China eliminated its punishing trade war tariffs on U.S. soybeans, net farm income would climb by nearly $3 billion this year and $4 billion in 2020.

That's according to three university economists examining just one aspect of the trade war.

A $3 billion increase is equal to 4% of U.S. net farm income, forecast at $69 billion this year.

The administration says it will spend up to $16 billion on Trump tariff payments on 2019 agricultural production.

The two countries are meeting this week in Shanghai.


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