Missouri Farm Awarded $265M in Suit Against BASF and Bayer

A jury has awarded $265 million in punitive damages to a southeastern Missouri peach farmer who argued that weedkiller dicamba that had drifted onto his orchards from other farms had severely damaged his trees.

  • Published 15 February 2020

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A jury on Saturday awarded $265 million in punitive damages to a southeastern Missouri peach farmer who argued that weedkiller dicamba that had drifted onto his orchards from other farms had severely damaged his trees — an award that could bode well for other farmers suing the chemical’s makers. The punitive damages awarded to farmer Bill Bader, of Campbell, came a day after the jury awarded him $15 million in… Read at AP News