BASF and Syngenta are among companies that have submitted preliminary bids for assets that Bayer plans to sell in order to get regulatory approval for its $66 billion takeover of seeds giant Monsanto, according to people familiar with the matter.
Farmers in the heartland have filed at least 11 lawsuits in federal court over the last two years against the makers of the herbicide dicamba, alleging the companies that make the weedkiller sold a defective product to farmers despite numerous signs they could damage neighboring crops. Read moreRead More »
A lawsuit alleges that dicamba spraying this summer damaged fruit trees in Missouri and blames Monsanto for the circumstances that led to the pesticide drift. In 2017, new formulations of dicamba registered for use in dicamba-tolerant crops will require specific nozzles and application tactics to avoid drift. Read moreRead More »