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

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

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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

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

Arkansas Monsanto Dicamba Crop System Class Action

Monsanto developed a crop system built around the herbicide dicamba and dicamba-tolerant crops, in partnership with BASF. According to the complaint for this class action, in the 2016 growing season, it caused significant damage to nearby soybeans and other crops. In self-defense, the complaint claims, some farmers purchased dicamba-tolerant seeds for the 2017 growing season,  Read more

Monsanto Dicamba Herbicide Crop Damage Class Action

Are the companies responsible to have an appropriate herbicide ready for use with their newly-developed, herbicide-resistant crops? This class action alleges that Monsanto and BASF were guilty of wrongful and unlawful conduct in the development and control of the dicamba crop system, because the lack of an appropriate herbicide resulted in farmers using an inappropriate  Read more