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States Tighten Dicamba Regulations

Despite controversy this past year, Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean and cotton acres will likely increase this year. Monsanto says seed is available to double last year’s dicamba-tolerant soy acres and plant up to 40 million acres—or nearly half of the 91 million U.S. soybean acres.

 

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