(ABC/Cape Girardeau, MO) A lawsuit against Bayer and BASF over crop damage allegedly made by the weedkiller dicamba is set to begin today (Mon) in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
ABC reports Bill Bader of southeast Missouri owns the state’s largest peach operation. In 2016, he sued St. Louis-based Monsanto, contending the company made dicamba despite complaints from farmers that it ruined their crops when it drifted from nearby farms.
BASF and Bayer, which bought Monsanto two years ago, have denied such charges, claiming other factors led to crop loss.
In Bader’s case, they say a fungus that has caused problems to peach crops in Missouri is to blame, not their weedkiller.