Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers Crop Input Antitrust Class Action

This class action brings an antitrust suit against three groups of companies involved in the manufacturing, wholesaling, and retailing of crop inputs. Crop inputs include seeds and crop protection chemicals, like fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides. The complaint alleges, “The existing distribution process maintains supracompetitive Crop Input prices by denying farmers accurate product information, including pricing  Read more

Field of Soybeans

Dicamba Soybean Grower Settlement

Monsanto and an Executive Committee Council (ECC) are choosing to settle a multi-district litigation consolidating cases relating to the Monsanto herbicide dicamba. Dicamba is meant to be used on dicamba-resistant crops. However, the complaints against Monsanto alleged that it can spread to other fields nearby and can cause damage to other crops, particularly soybeans. This  Read more

Growing Soybeans

Dicamba Volatility and Damage to Neighboring Crops Class Action

Dicamba is an herbicide produced by Monsanto Company, BASF SE, and BASF Corporation that is made to be used with dicamba-resistant crops. These companies, the complaint for this class action alleges, “knew that dicamba, highly volatile and prone to drift, is ruinous to susceptible non-dicamba resistant plants and crops.” This is one of a number  Read more

Spraying of Crops in a Field

CH Robinson Produce Consignment Sales PACA Violations Class Action

The Lusks had what they believed to be a consignment arrangement for their farm’s produce with CH Robinson companies (CH Robinson Worldwide, Inc., CH Robinson Company, Inc., and CH Robinson Company). This class action arose when they found, they claim, that the companies were making additional money from that same produce with other arrangements the  Read more

CH Robinson Sign Amid Flowers and Greenery

Loyant Herbicide and Damage to Rice Crops Class Action

This class action alleges that the herbicide Loyant not only doesn’t control grasses and weeds but damages rice crops as well. The complaint names the Dow Chemical Co., Dow AgroSciences, LLC, Corteva, Inc., and EI DuPont de Nemours and Co. as having responsibility for Loyant. The plaintiffs are a number of farms that used Loyant,  Read more

Rice Field in Arkansas

Monsanto and BASF Dicamba Herbicide Misrepresentations Class Action

Monsanto and BASF developed a crop system that combines the herbicide dicamba with dicamba-resistant crops. Unfortunately, as in this class action, other nearby growers allege that dicamba does not stay where it is sprayed but drifts over to destroy their non-resistant crops.   Read more

Monsanto Sign on Green Lawn

Agri Stats and Pork Producers Price-Fixing Antitrust Class Action

The complaint for this antitrust class action alleges that producers of pork conspired to raise prices on their products since at least 2009, with the help of an industry data-sharing serving called Agri Stats, Inc. Pork products include pig meat (fresh or frozen), smoked ham, sausage, and bacon.  Read more

Crowd of Pigs

Monsanto, BASF Dicamba-Tolerant Crop System Damage to Nearby Crops Class Action

This is not the first lawsuit to target the Monsanto and BASF dicamba-tolerant crop system, but this particular class action seeks relief for farmers whose nearby non-dicamba-tolerant crops were damaged by the use of the Monsanto-BASF system. The complaint for this class action claims that the problems include “crop damage, yield loss, total failure of  Read more

Crops Growing in Field

Syngenta Settlement for Corn Producers, Ethanol Producers, and Grain Handlers

Syngenta is putting up more than a billion and a half dollars to settle numerous lawsuits against it concerning its Viptera and Duracade genetically-modified corn seeds. Syngenta began selling Viptera in 2010 and Duracade in 2013, but the general allegations of the lawsuits are that the new traits of the seeds had not yet been  Read more

Monsanto Dicamba Herbicide Damage to Neighboring Farms Class Action

In 2015, the USDA authorized Monsanto’s dicamba-tolerant Xtend soybean and cotton seeds for unrestricted commercial planting. However, the complaint says that the dicamba herbicides approved for use at the time were all likely to drift to neighboring crops. Still, it says, defendants Monsanto and BASF marketed and sold the Xtend seeds, the complaint claims, without  Read more