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Monsanto Seed Rollout Forced Farmers' Hands, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 2, 2018, 7:24 PM EST) -- A North Dakota farm filed a class action against Monsanto Co. in Missouri federal court on Thursday over the rollout of genetically modified seeds whose resistance to the otherwise destructive herbicide dicamba allegedly created a coercive market in which farmers must shop with Monsanto to prevent harm to their crops.

North Dakota's Forest River Farms Partnership sued over Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Xtend cotton and soybean seeds, intended to be used in conjunction with dicamba.

Dicamba kills pigweed, which can stifle cotton and soybeans. But in...
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