201812.04
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Missouri’s decision to forego additional dicamba restrictions draws criticism

Published by The St. Louis Post Dispatch By Bryce Gray Dec 1, 2018 Less than three weeks after the Environmental Protection Agency extended approval through 2020 for top varieties of the controversial weedkiller, dicamba, agricultural officials in Missouri said that the state would not adopt any stricter regulations of its own. Some in Missouri’s agriculture…

201811.26
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Roundup Case Selected For First Federal Bellwether Trial in February 2019

Published by Lawsuits.com By Austin Kirk  November 21, 2018 The U.S. District Judge presiding over hundreds of Roundup cancer lawsuits has selected the first bellwether case that will go before a jury in the federal court system, with trial set to begin on February 25, 2019. While Bayer currently faces more than 9,300 product liability…

201811.26
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Dicamba is Killing Crops, Yet Continues to be Approved

Published by The Legal Reader By Sara Teller Nov 20, 2018 A joint investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Food & Environment Reporting Network has found that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (FDA) could have stopped the destruction of dicamba long ago. Yet, two weeks ago, despite the destruction dicamba…

201811.21
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Finra Arbitrators Let Thousands of Brokers Purge Infraction Records

Published by The Wall Street Journal By Jean Eaglesham and Coulter Jones Nov. 17, 2018 8:00 a.m. ET — Brokers with scrubbed records are more likely to generate complaints, two academics found Thousands of brokers have scrubbed their records clean of complaints by customers and employers, allowing them to hide information from potential investors, according to a new…

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…