Pink Slime Moves Back to State Court
Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:28
A federal judge has moved a South Dakota beef processing company's lawsuit against ABC News for defamation back to state court.
Beef Products Incorporated sued ABC News for defamation over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub "pink slime." The company is seeking $1.2 billion in damages.
ABC argued that two of the companies listed in the lawsuit, BPI Technology Incorporated and Freezing Machines Incorporated, are not true parties and the case should be thrown out.
But BPI argued that all three companies have a stake in making the product called lean, finely textured beef.
Judge Karen Schreier on Wednesday ordered the case back to the circuit court in Union County.
NE Winter Wheat Forecast
Thursday, 13 June 2013 08:24
Authorities have raised their forecast for Nebraska's winter wheat crop, but the harvest still is expected to be the lowest since 1944.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's statistics service says that, based on June 1 conditions, Nebraska's farmers are expected to harvest 45.5 million bushels. That's up 6 percent from the May 1 forecast but down 15 percent from last year's crop.
The yield forecast is 35 bushels an acre. That's up 2 bushels from May but down 6 bushels from last year.
The acreage to be harvested for grain is estimated at 1.3 million acres, the same as last year.