Dicamba Litigation

 

If you are a farmer, you’ve likely seen the signs of Dicamba damage in our local bootheel counties.  Cupped soybean leaves, stunted growth, and ultimately, reduced yields are a result of this damage. 

Dicamba is an old broad-spectrum herbicide.  In recent years, large Agricultural companies have developed and introduced Dicamba tolerant crop seeds.   These companies  have also developed post-emergent Dicamba herbicide to spray in-crop that supposedly addressed the problem of volatility and off-target drift endemic to earlier versions and formulations of Dicamba.  However, these herbicides are still volatile and tend to drift to off target crops after applications.  

Dicamba is very destructive to broad-leaf plants, not tolerant to it, including non-gmo soybeans, cotton, trees, fruits, vegetables, and other row crops.  Non-Dicamba  tolerant soybeans are highly sensitive to the herbicide, even in very small amounts, and can suffer loss of pods, stunted growth, inhibition of node development, and reduced number of soybeans per pod.  All of this adds up to lost yields for local farmers in our community.

Farmers around the state and the country have filed thousands of complaints regarding dicamba damage.  Thousands of investigations are on-going and it is believed that more than 3.5 million acres of soybeans alone have been affected by Dicamba damage since the introduction of Dicamba tolerant seed. 

If you have suffered Dicamba related damage, Blanton, Nickell, Collins, Douglas & Hanschen , LLC is happy to help.  Our law firm draws on 100 years of excellence in legal service to our clients and is more than adequately staffed to meet your needs and try to obtain the best recovery for your farming operation possible.  We live in Southeast Missouri, and this is clearly a problem for our local agricultural economy.  We will be happy to discuss your claim and help you obtain compensation for your losses.

Please call us today at (573) 471-1000 or e-mail Patrick Douglas at pdouglas@blantonlaw.com to discuss your claims.