Hurricane Sally Makes Landfall

Agriculture

I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute. Hurricane Sally is hitting the Gulf Coast and turning into a dangerous rainmaker. It made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama Wednesday morning, but now, the slow-moving storm is creating life-threatening conditions from Louisiana to Florida with the biggest concern being all the rain.

Alabama agriculture officials, specifically worried about the state’s cotton and peanut crops. With cotton bowls starting to open and peanuts ready for harvest right now Reuters is reporting Bayer A-G has settled thousands more of those U-S roundup lawsuits. It’s part of an 11-billion dollar settlement.

This deal involves only cases that went to trial over allegations the herbicide causes cancer. The agreements cover 15-thousand lawsuits. It brings the resolved cases to about 45-thousand. Bayer has said before it faces 125-thousand filed and unfiled claims over Roundup which it continues to say is safe.

Hershey is giving us a look at some new products it will be pushing out in time for the holidays. One is a new flavor of Hershey’s kisses– the “sugar cookie” kiss. There will also be two new candy bars that allow you to play with your food. They are the milk chocolate build-a-Santa and cookies ‘n’ creme build-a-snowman candy bars. New Reese’s, Kit-Kat, and Ice Breaker products will also be available. The treats should hit store shelves nationwide next month.

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