The American Farm Bureau Federation and Utah Farm Bureau Federation asked the U.S. District Court District of Utah in Salt Lake City to allow the groups to intervene in a lawsuit filed in February challenging the federal government's implementation of a plan to protect the endangered sage grouse.
Yields may suffer from shredded leaves or wounded stalks, but fungicides are unlikely to solve the problem. Fungicides work only on fungal diseases, and those don't require tissue damage such as that created by hail to take hold.
Sen. Charles Grassley took to the Senate floor Tuesday to express concerns about Chinese state-owned enterprises trying to avoid American court systems through foreign sovereignty immunity. He raised the concerns as the federal government continues looking into whether the sale of Syngenta to the Chinese state-owned enterprise ChemChina should be allowed.