Dicamba Drift Lawsuit Attorneys
Our attorneys are investigating claims caused by dicamba drift for the 2016 and 2017 crop years in multiple states. As of July 7, 2017, the Missouri Soybean Association estimates over 200,000 acres of soybeans have been damaged by dicamba drift in Missouri alone. This number is even more staggering when considering the damages from dicamba drift across other states in the Midwest and South.
Our attorneys are different because we are focused on each farmer’s individual case, and not in rounding up a bunch of farmers to participate in a prolonged and expensive class action lawsuit that will take years to complete. Many of our lawyers either grew up on farms, r lived in rural communities. We have seen how dicamba drift can completely decimate your crops. When you depend on a good yield to put food on the table and pay your bills, one bad year can set your family operation back for years to come.
A big reason dicamba drift has been so bad is because applicators did not follow the instructions on the label. Whether it’s XtendiMax®, Engenia®, or some other dicamba-based herbicide, the fact remains that each applicator is responsible for following the label’s instructions and ensuring that the conditions are right for spraying dicamba.
If you suspect that your soybeans or other crops have been damaged by dicamba, call us at (816) 364-6677 or fill out a case evaluation form to receive a free consultation to determine if you are entitled to compensation from dicamba damage.
Read more below to learn about dicamba and your rights under the law.
What is Dicamba? A Brief History
Dicamba is a powerful herbicide that first became popular in the 1950s. Unfortunately, it was soon discovered that dicamba was very volatile, and had a tendency to drift onto neighboring fields and destroy crops that were not resistant to dicamba. Herbicide companies ceased manufacturing dicamba for direct application on crops for this reason.
Shortly after that, the popular herbicide RoundUp was introduced in the United States. For the next several decades RoundUp was the “go-to” herbicide for farmers. After years of use, the weeds have finally built up a tolerance to RoundUp, which caused the herbicide companies to re-introduce dicamba to the American farmer.
How Effective Has Dicamba Been?
The results have been a disaster. The dicamba herbicide sprayed in the last two years has proven to be just as volatile as it was over a half-century ago. One of the reasons dicamba drift has been so bad is because of the applicator’s failure to spray according to the label given by the chemical companies.
I Think Dicamba Drift Has Damaged My Crops. What Should I Do?
Help is only a call or click away. Our attorneys are diligently investigating and documenting the damages farmers across the Midwest and South have suffered from dicamba drift. Call (816) 634-6677 or fill out a case evaluation form to receive a free consultation about whether you are eligible to receive compensation for dicamba drift.