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California Jury Backs Man Claiming Roundup Weed Killer Caused Cancer

A San Francisco jury has ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer, saying the company’s popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his disease. Dewayne Johnson’s lawsuit was the first of thousands …

Legislative Panel Backs Proposal to Ban Dicamba Herbicide in Arkansas

Arkansas lawmakers recommended regulators move forward on Jan. 16 with efforts to ban an herbicide that farmers in several states say has drifted onto their crops and caused damage, advancing the prohibition despite a lawsuit by a maker of the …

Arkansas Board Stands by Plan to Limit Controversial Dicamba Herbicide

Arkansas agricultural regulators stuck with a proposal on Wednesday to prohibit sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April, despite a lawsuit over the plan by manufacturer Monsanto Co. The state’s plant board decided to move forward with a ban …

Monsanto Moves to Stop Arkansas from Banning its Dicamba Weed Killer

Monsanto has asked a judge to prevent Arkansas from enforcing a proposal going before lawmakers next week that would ban the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread …

Judge Allows Washington City’s Pollution Suit against Monsanto to Proceed

A federal judge says Spokane’s lawsuit against the agrochemical giant Monsanto regarding pollution in Washington’s Spokane River can move forward. The city sued Monsanto last year, alleging the company knew for decades that chemicals it made and sold were a …

How Monsanto’s Climate Unit Is Changing Risk Profile of Farmers

It caught my eye when Monsanto Co. subsidiary Climate Corp. announced last week it was creating the “Industry’s First In-Field Sensor Network” and “the first Centralized Platform” digital agricultural technology development. The company said that its new sensor network will …

Washington City Sues Monsanto Over River Contamination

The city of Spokane is suing the international agrochemical giant Monsanto, which it blames for pollution in the Spokane River in Washington. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges that the company sold chemicals that …

Monsanto to Buy Weather Data Modeler, Farm Insurer Climate Corp. for $930 Million

Monsanto Co., the world’s largest seed company, agreed to buy The Climate Corp. for about $930 million to provide farmers with weather data and agronomic modeling to boost yields and manage risk. Closely held Climate Corp. was founded in 2006 …

Washington Farmers Sue Monsanto Over GMO Wheat

Two wheat growers in Washington state have filed suit against Monsanto over the unauthorized release of genetically modified wheat. The lawsuit claims the discovery of the unapproved wheat has hurt farmers’ export markets. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District …

Farmers, Safety Group Sue Monsanto Over Biotech Wheat

American wheat farmers and a food safety advocacy group filed a lawsuit Thursday against biotech seed developer Monsanto Co., accusing the company of failing to protect the U.S. wheat market from contamination by its unauthorized wheat. The petition, filed in …