Tennessee is latest state to issue new rules on use of Monsanto herbicide

Tennessee has imposed new rules on the use of dicamba, becoming the fourth state to address complaints that the herbicide blows into other fields and damages crops.

Creve Coeur-based Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON) is one of the top producers of dicamba, along with BASF SE and DuPont.

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture said it’s received 70 complaints about dicamba drift, according to the Delta Farm Press. On Thursday, the state agency issued new restrictions that only the allow products from a pre-approved…

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