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DICAMBA TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN TODAY

Free dicamba training sessions for farmers and other applicators begin today and continue through winter. The EPA recently classified three dicamba-based herbicides as “restricted use,” which allows only certified applicators with special training and those under their supervision to apply it. A training schedule and registration tool are available online. (FarmWeekNow.com)

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BASF TO BUY SEED, HERBICIDE BUSINESS

BASF has agreed to buy seed and herbicide business from Bayer for $7 billion in cash. The deal comes as Bayer tries to convince regulatory authorities to approve its planned buyout of Monsanto. Bayer said it would use the proceeds to partly refinance the Monsanto acquisition. (Reuters)

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NEW CORN HERBICIDE RECEIVES EPA REGISTRATION

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the registration of Resicore herbicide, which will be available to growers for the 2016 growing season. Resicore is a premix herbicide with three active ingredients and three modes of action, as reported by Agriculture.com.

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MONSANTO SEEKS RETRACTION FOR REPORT LINKING HERBICIDE TO CANCER

Monsanto Co. maker of the world’s most widely used herbicide wants the World Health Organization to retract a report linking the chief ingredient in Roundup to cancer. The company calls the report biased and that it contradicts regulatory findings that the ingredient, glyphosate, is safe when used as labeled.

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