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Monsanto offers cash to US farmers using controversial chemical

The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new formulations of dicamba-based herbicides

Tom Polansek | Reuters  |  Chicago 

Monsanto Co will give cash back to US farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use. The incentive to use XtendiMax with VaporGrip, a herbicide based on a chemical known as dicamba, could refund farmers over half the sticker price of the product in 2018 if they spray it on soybeans Monsanto engineered to resist the weed killer, according to company data. The United States faced an agricultural crisis this year caused by new ...

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First Published: Tue, December 12 2017. 02:51 IST
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