A Missouri law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of farmers in 10 states against Monsanto Company for dicamba spray drift damage to crops. The St. Louis company calls the lawsuit baseless.
Attorney Bev Randles, with Randles and Splittgerber of Kansas City, says Monsanto should be held liable for having released its X-Tend dicamba-tolerant seed without a corresponding herbicide.
She tells Brownfield most of the crop damage from spray drift is in Missouri and Arkansas, and points to testimony of an Arkansas farmer to the Arkansas Plant Board that his Monsanto rep told him to go ahead and spray the old dicamba formulation, “You can’t do those sorts of things.
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