Monsanto alleges dicamba bias, seeks to disqualify state Plant Board member at hearing

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

A sign for Monsanto’s Xtendimax herbicide, developed to kill weeds that have grown resistant to glyphosate herbicides, hangs at a Monsanto booth at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., in August.

Monsanto has asked that a member of the state Plant Board be disqualified from participating next week in a public hearing that will decide how or whether farmers can use the dicamba herbicide in 2018.

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