Jury Awards $265M to Farmer for Dicamba Damages

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. February 26 2020

A federal jury in Missouri ruled in favor of a peach farmer, to the tune of $265 million, in a lawsuit against Bayer and BASF for damages attributed to offsite movement of dicamba.

The lawsuit was brought by a farmer in Missouri claiming damage to his peach orchard from dicamba used by neighboring farmers in 2016. Dicamba’s use increased following the introduction of dicamba-resistant soybeans, and reports of deleterious impacts to nontarget plants caused through drift and off-site movement have increased significantly.

Since three new dicamba formulations with ...

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