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It Was Bound to Happen: Farmer Sues Neighbor for GMO Contamination

Posted in Biotechnology, Crop Damage Claims, Farm Management, Government Regulations, Organic and All Natural

Everybody saw it coming.  Sooner or later an organic farmer was going to sue a neighbor for genetic contamination of an organic crop.  It has happened in Western Australia when Steve Marsh sued his neighbor, Michael Baxter, for allegedly contaminating Marsh’s organic … Continue reading

Pesticide Damage Claims: Nebraska Supreme Court Sets Evidence Standard

Posted in Crop Damage Claims, Farm Management

The recent Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision in Lesiak v. Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) provides an evidence standard for pesticide damage claims against applicators.  In Lesiak, the Nebraska Supreme Court discussed burdens of proof, implied services warranties, the economic loss doctrine, blah, blah, blah, … Continue reading