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Bayer to appeal US farmer?s $265 million damages award

Bayer to appeal US farmer?s $265 million damages award

German agrochemicals giant Bayer announced on Sunday it would appeal a US jury's $265 million (€245 million) award to a Missouri farmer who said the company's dicamba herbicide had devastated his peach orchards.

Farmer Bill Bader sued Bayer and chemical producer BASF, arguing their weedkiller had drifted onto his trees from nearby farms.

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The $265 million damages award is the first of more than 140 dicamba cases to come to trial.

Source: www.dw.com
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