Bryce Gray of the Post-Dispatch has covered reports of dicamba-related crop damage since August 2016. Here's a look at his coverage.
In 2018, suspected damage from the controversial herbicide was reported on hundreds of Missouri farms for a third straight year. But political pressure and other factors have prevented experts from getting a clear picture of the extent of this year's damage.
As the companies await completion of their merger, Monsanto's glyphosate and dicamba herbicides face challenges in court.
The controversial weedkilling technology has been blamed for damaging millions of acres of crops and other plants in recent growing seasons. As of mid-June, estimated damage affected at least 383,000 acres nationwide this year — but trees and other plants are also showing symptoms of exposure.
The case over the controversial and hard-to-control herbicide has attracted hundreds of farmers and counting — as well as lawyers with a track record of blockbuster biotech settlements.
Dicamba has emerged as a successor to Monsanto's Roundup, but recriminations and lawsuits have followed.
Scientists tracking reported dicamba damage released new data Monday that show the controversial weedkiller’s suspected footprint widening sig…
Since mid-July, Missouri farmers have resumed spraying dicamba after a temporary ban on the controversial weedkiller was lifted by the state D…
"Their sales pitch: assure purchasers that off-label and illegal uses of dicamba would 'be just fine,'” lawsuit alleges.
Monsanto denies it bears responsibility for actions by 'individuals who knowingly and intentionally broke state and federal law.'
Suspected drift from illegal use of the herbicide, dicamba, is exacting a steep toll on farmers in the Bootheel and neighboring states. Soon Missouri lawmakers may be asked to intervene, as a special hearing of the House Agriculture Committee has been requested to address the issue.
Farmers of soybeans and other crops in southeast Missouri, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas are facing widespread crop damage belie…