201811.21
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Controversial weed killer may force some farmers out of business

Published by News Channel 5 Nashville By Ben Hall 6:34 PM, Nov 19, 2018 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some farmers are claiming a controversial weed killer is forcing them out of business. Just last month the EPA approved the use of Dicamba use for another two years with some new restrictions. It follows lawsuits and investigations…

201811.14
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States Untangle Dicamba Rules

Published by DTN By Emily Unglesbee 11/8/2018 | 2:57 PM CST States Struggle to Interpret and React to New Dicamba Rules ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) — Just how complex will dicamba use be in 2019? So complex that the three new dicamba labels released by EPA last week are each around 40 pages long and accompanied…

201811.13
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Bayer Reassures Investors on Monsanto, Vows to Back Roundup

Published by Bloomberg News By Tim Loh November 13, 2018, 1:46 AM EST Updated on November 13, 2018, 6:53 AM EST Bayer AG vowed to defend its embattled weedkiller Roundup, moving to reassure investors that its $63 billion acquisition of Monsanto Co. will boost the company’s bottom line. The shares rose as much as 2.7…

201811.09
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ATTORNEY: SAN FRANCISCO FERTILITY CLINIC THAT COMPROMISED 2,000 EMBRYOS TO TRY TODAY TO “BURY” LAWSUIT IN CLOSED ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS

Troubling Pattern Seen in “The Largest Embryo Destruction Cases in US History”: Move by Pacific Fertility Center Comes A Few Months After University Hospitals Fertility Center in Cleveland Sought “Gag Order” in Case Involving 4,000 Destroyed Embryos  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 9, 2018 –Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco, which faces a class action…

201811.07
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Scientists say EPA’s dicamba restrictions won’t be strong enough to stop crop damage

Published by St. Louis Public Radio By Eli Chen NOV 4, 2018 Scientists are concerned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently announced limits on dicamba herbicide use will not be effective in preventing widespread crop damage. The federal agency last week approved the use of dicamba-based herbicides, such as Bayer’s XtendiMax, until 2020. However, it noted…

201811.02
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The EPA Says Farmers Can Keep Using Weedkiller Blamed For Vast Crop Damage

Published by NPR By Dan Charles November 1, 20182:08 PM ET For months, farmers from Mississippi to Minnesota have been waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to make up its mind about a controversial weedkiller called dicamba. Some farmers love the chemical; other farmers, along with some environmentalists, consider it a menace, because it’s prone to drifting…

201811.02
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EPA Dicamba Decision Could Be Legal Ammunition, Challengers Say

Bloomberg Environment Posted Nov. 1, 2018, 3:02 PM The EPA’s decision to allow a weedkiller on the market for two more years could strengthen the legal case of farmers suing Bayer AG who say the weedkiller damages crops, attorneys representing growers said. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Oct. 31 that it has renewed the approval…

201811.02
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Dicamba volatility concerns Arkansas farmer

Published by Delta Farm Press By Ron Smith Oct 31, 2018 Reed Storey understands the need for effective herbicide options to control hard-to-manage weeds, including the poster child, pigweed. “We need tools to fight resistant weeds,” Storey said from the seat of his cotton picker as he tried to get ahead of predicted rain near…

201810.29
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Monsanto, DuPont cannot escape Dicamba class action suits

Published by Reuters By Tina Bellon OCTOBER 24, 2018 / 7:06 PM The federal judge overseeing lawsuits alleging dicamba-based weedkillers have caused crop damage has denied requests by defendants Bayer AG unit Monsanto and DuPont that he dismiss several class action claims broader than those contained in the multidistrict litigation master complaint. U.S. District Judge…