Class action lawsuits have been filed by farmers who had crop damage as a result of illegal off-label spraying of dicamba herbicide on Monsanto’s genetically-engineered (GMO) soybeans in 2016.
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Farmers File Dicamba Class Action Lawsuits
July 2017 — Farmers who had crop damage as a result of dicamba drifting off the fields where it was sprayed have filed class action lawsuits (PDF) in federal court in Arkansas and Missouri. They are also seeking compensation for farmers who bought dicamba, dicamba-resistant seeds, or modified equipment to spray dicamba. Click here to read more.
Dicamba Drift Class Action Lawsuits
In February 2017, farmers from 10 states filed a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for crop damage they suffered in 2016 as a result of “dicamba drift” from neighboring fields.
Monsanto also created a drift-resistant formula of dicamba — but before the EPA approved the formula, Monsanto started selling a new genetically-modified (GMO) soybean called Roundup Ready 2 Xtend® that could survive spraying with dicamba and Roundup (glyphosate).
Monsanto told farmers that actually spraying dicamba on crops would be illegal and subject to up to a $1,000 fine per violation, but the temptation to kill weeds and boost crop yields proved to be too great.
Dicamba was illegally sprayed throughout the U.S. in 2016, resulting in over 200,000 acres of crop damage in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
According to one farmer in Arkansas who lost 400 acres of soybeans last year as a result of dicamba:
“It’s like putting ice cream in front of a kid and telling them they can’t eat it. All these farmers heard when it came to this system appears to be ‘higher yields’ and ‘dicamba-resistant’. The temptation has outweighed the consequences in this case.”
The class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (Southeastern Division) — In RE: Steven W. Landers, et al v. Monsanto Company — Case No. 1:17-cv-00020.
What is the problem?
The Clark Firm, LLP is nationally recognized as a class action law firm in Texas, but our lawyers are not currently filing a dicamba class action lawsuit. Instead, we are investigating cases of people who suffered cancer or severe health problems after dicamba exposure.
About Class Actions
Dicamba class action lawsuits have already been filed for farmers who had crop damage as a result of “dicamba drift.” If compensation is awarded, everyone who joins the class action will share the payout.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action
Class action lawsuits are not designed to maximize compensation for individuals who experienced severe health problems from a toxic chemical. Our lawyers specialize in filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured or died as a result of dangerous products.
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