By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) – Monsanto Co pushed Arkansas authorities on Thursday to reject a proposed April 15 cut-off date next year for sprayings of the agricultural herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt. The company further said that Arkansas’ plant board should allow farmers in the state to use Monsanto’s dicamba weed killer, called XtendiMax with VaporGrip, on crops engineered to withstand it starting next year. Monsanto, BASF and DuPont sell dicamba herbicides under different brand names to be sprayed on U.S. soybeans engineered by Monsanto to tolerate the chemical.

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