Missouri Dicamba Lawsuit
Have You Suffered Damaged Crops from Dicamba?
The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. Can Help
What is Dicamba?
Dicamba is a powerful and volatile herbicide designed to kill broad-leaf plants. The herbicide is used frequently in both agricultural and home and garden settings. When applied to a broad-leaf plant, Dicamba acts as a plant hormone, causing rapid and abnormal growth and eventually death to the plant.
Why is Dicamba a problem now?
Although Dicamba has been around for decades, its approved use was to only be for applications before and after the growing season. Dicamba is a volatile compound, meaning it can vaporize. Dicamba has a tendency to spread far offsite, reducing other farmers’ crop yields. For this reason, Dicamba was not approved for on-crop use until late 2016, after Monsanto and German chemical company BASF developed new formulations of the herbicide that would be less prone to volatize.
Dicamba Lawsuit Eligibility
To qualify for a Dicamba lawsuit you must be a commercial farmer whose crop yield has suffered losses because of Dicamba in 2017. Dicamba herbicides include Monsanto’s XtendiMax, DuPont’s FeXapen, and BASF’s Engenia.
Signs of Dicamba Crop Damage
According to the Purdue Plant & Pest Diagnostic Laboratory, symptoms of Dicamba damage include, but are not limited to the following:
- Twisted leaves
- Upward cupping on leaves
- Narrow, strap-like leaves on the youngest growth
- Aboveground roots on the stems of some annual flowers
Complaints of Dicamba Crop Damage
There have been a record number of complaints about off target Dicamba movement and Dicamba damaging crops in multiple states, including Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
It is estimated that 3.1 million acres of soybeans have been damaged by Dicamba already. Additionally, other crops like tomatoes, tobacco, melons, pumpkins, fruits and wheat have also been damaged by Dicamba.
THE ROBERTS LAW FIRM P.C. CAN HELP YOU
The Roberts Law Firm, P. C. would like to assist you in pursuing compensation for your losses. We are currently evaluating claims. We are representing parties on a contingent fee basis which means that there are no legal fees owed unless you are awarded compensation. For a free, no obligation case review please call 866-585-3690 toll free or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you to answer any of your questions. The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. may be able to help.