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  • *Monsanto says dicamba is safe, EPA and most state regulators approved it. NEW YORK, Aug 9- As the U.S. growing season entered its peak this summer, farmers began posting startling pictures on social media: fields of beans, peach orchards and vegetable gardens withering away. The approach, in which Monsanto prevented key independent testing of its product, went...

  • Aug 7- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has settled a lawsuit by two insurers that sought to avoid covering its multi-million-dollar payout to comedian Tracy Morgan for injuries he suffered in a 2014 crash involving one of the retailer's trucks. District Judge Freda Wolfson in Trenton, New Jersey, on Monday ordered the dismissal of all claims against Wal-Mart by Ohio...

  • Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures settled up 5-3/ 4 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel. November soybeans ended up 13 cents at $9.69-3/ 4 a bushel, and CBOT September wheat rose 8-3/ 4 cents at $4.63-1/ 2 a bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn&...

  • As of 12:45 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade December corn futures were up 6 cents at $3.87 per bushel. It's more in advance of the crop report, than anything particular in the weather, although weather forecasts are a little bit dry, "said Terry Linn of Linn& Associates, a Chicago brokerage. The USDA's report on Thursday will include its first yield estimates...

  • Aug 2- An advanced weed-killing chemical has twice come back to haunt Arkansas farmer John Weiss. The herbicide, known as dicamba, has long been employed in the United States to kill weeds before fields were planted, but its use spiked after regulators last year approved a new formulation that allowed farmers to apply it to growing plants. Last month, in response to...

  • *Washington sanctions Venezuela's Maduro after vote. *OPEC, non- OPEC meeting set for 7-8 Aug. in Abu Dhabi. NEW YORK, July 31- Oil prices rose to two-month highs on Monday, ending the strongest month of the year for crude futures, boosted in part by expectations of U.S. sanctions against Venezuela's oil sector and as supply concerns have waned in recent weeks.

  • July 26- Power development company Invenergy LLC and General Electric Co on Wednesday announced plans to build the largest wind farm in the United States in Oklahoma, part of a $4.5 billion project to provide electricity to 1.1 million utility customers in the region. American Electric Power Co Inc is asking utility regulators in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas and...

  • NEW YORK, July 24- A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday. "And while the risk that federal policy could trigger a recession has eased, the potential for a...

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  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

  • CHICAGO, July 13- Tennessee on Thursday imposed restrictions on the use of dicamba, a flagship pesticide for Monsanto Co, becoming the fourth state to take action as problems spread over damage the weed killer causes to crops not genetically modified to withstand it. Arkansas banned its use last week and Missouri, which initially halted dicamba spraying, has...

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  • *OPEC may ask Libya, Nigeria to cap output. With lingering questions surrounding production cuts, the market is "iffy on what OPEC is going to do," said James Williams, president of energy consultant WTRG Economics in London, Arkansas. Several key OPEC ministers will meet non- OPEC country Russia on July 24 in St Petersburg, Russia, to discuss oil markets.

  • *OPEC may ask Libya, Nigeria to cap output. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed with some non- OPEC members to curtail production until March 2018, but the move has failed to eliminate a global glut of crude. Several key OPEC ministers will meet non- OPEC country Russia on July 24 in St Petersburg, Russia, to discuss oil markets.

  • July 7- Missouri joined Arkansas on Friday in banning the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the states agriculture departments said on Friday. "Based on feedback and research, the Department of Agriculture is going to hit the pause button on...

  • July 7- Arkansas will temporarily ban the use and sale of the weed killer dicamba after a rise in complaints that the agricultural chemical is drifting into neighboring fields and damaging crops, the state's agriculture department said on Friday. The emergency 120- day ban of dicamba, produced by Monsanto Co, Germany's BASF and others, will go into effect as soon...