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Dicamba Trials To Start October 2019

Published by AG Pro

By Sonja Begemann

October 15, 2018 10:40 AM

Oak trees with cupped leaves, a sign of damage from drifting pesticides like dicamba. ( Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting )
The first trial alleging dicamba-based herbicides caused widespread damage after drifting across fields will start next year, according to Reuters. The case is a multidistrict litigation.

The Missouri peach grower Bader Farms Inc. case will be fast-tracked for a trial starting in October 2019, Reuters reports. The lawsuit, filed in 2016, alleges drift damage in the 2015 and 2016 crop seasons.

Bayer, new owner of the dicamba products in question, provided this statement to AgWeb:

“Monsanto took many steps to warn growers, dealers and applicators that dicamba was not approved for in-crop use during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, that such use would violate state and federal law and was not authorized by Monsanto. During the 2017 season, Monsanto provided extensive education and training to growers and applicators on XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology application requirements. We remain confident in growers’ ability to follow all application requirements and abide by the law, but if some did not, they should bear responsibility in this instance. The lawsuit is wholly without merit, and we will defend ourselves accordingly.”


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Dicamba Drift Lawyers at Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane and Arkansas attorneys Michael Smith and Paul James are fighting on behalf of farmers and landowners to seek maximum compensation for the damages suffered due to Dicamba. If you suspect that your crops or plants have been damaged by dicamba, contact Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane by filling out a Contact Form or by calling 314-833-4826 for a FREE Consultation.

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