MONSANTO, DOW USE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES ON WEED KILLERS

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Key Development: Monsanto is bringing a new herbicide product to market in a way that provides more flexibility to the farmers who use it when compared to a similar new product from its rival Dow Chemical.

Potential Impact: Some within the agriculture industry are worried that this greater flexibility will mean that farmers are also more likely to misuse Monsanto's weed killer.

What's Next: The EPA is poised to grant final approval to Monsanto's herbicide pending a 30-day comment period.

Bloomberg BNA reporter David Schultz reports for subscribers in Monsanto, Dow Use Different Strategies on Weed Killers.