If you or someone you know has suffered yield loss or other dicamba damage, there are local South Dakota dicamba attorneys available to work for you.
The farm community in South Dakota should be treated fairly. Big chemical companies have to answer for the damage to your crops, and it’s not about pitting neighbor against neighbor. It’s about uniting the community against chemical companies whose only motivation is money.
Tell us about your experience with dicamba damage.We want to fight for our farm community to be treated with respect and honesty.
We’ve been contacted by farmers and landowners just like you, here’s where we are with the case…
- We’ve begun our initial research
- Reached out to insurance companies
- Gathering statements from other damaged landowners, etc.
A History of Dicamba Damage Throughout the US
Dicamba is a broad-spectrum herbicide recently popularized by the introduction of dicamba resistant soybeans. Because of the introduction of dicamba resistant soybeans, the use of the herbicide dicamba skyrocketed in the 2017 growing season. Around the country, farmers are reporting suspected crop damage due to dicamba drift and volatilization. As of July 7, 2017, Arkansas and Missouri banned the sale of dicamba in response to complaints of crop damage due to drift and volatilization. While Missouri lifted the ban on July 13, 2017, it came with greater restrictions on the application of dicamba products.
On July 19, 2017 a group of Missouri and Arkansas farmers filed a lawsuit in Federal Court in the Eastern District of Missouri claiming, among other things, that dicamba cannot be safely applied to fields due to the risk of drift and volatilization, the damage caused by the volatilization and drifting of dicamba products has been widespread, and that the companies who manufacture and market dicamba products are de facto forcing farmers to buy dicamba resistant soybeans in the coming years to avoid potential future damage.
This issue isn’t just cropping up in places like Missouri and Arkansas. According to the Pierre Capital Journal, South Dakota farmers planted a “record-high, 5.4-millions acres to soybeans this year, more than any other crop.” Although approximately 25 percent of soybeans planted in South Dakota are dicamba resistant, that leaves the potential for dicamba damage on some of the other approximate 4 million acres of soybeans in South Dakota.
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is currently hosting a survey for growers with potential dicamba damage. The South Dakota Department of Agriculture reported that in the first week of the survey they received more than 150 complaints of dicamba damage in South Dakota. If you or someone you know has suffered yield loss or other dicamba damage, there are local South Dakota dicamba attorneys available to work for you.
Turbak Law Office, P.C. is a local South Dakota litigation law firm poised to work hand-in-hand with national level firms leading the charge on the dicamba damage issue. At Turbak Law we’re aware the bean harvest has been slow in places due to recent weather, and growers are busy working to catch up. However, as soon as you are ready to talk, we will be offering free phone consultations, town hall meetings, site visits, and in-person meetings to speak with people who have damage from dicamba drift or volatilization.
If you or anyone you know has any questions or concerns about dicamba damage and your legal rights, fill out the form on this page.