Pesticide drifting onto organic farms = TRESPASS, rules Minnesota Court of Appeals

Wafting poison makes fertile ground for suit in Stearns County
Article by: JOSEPHINE MARCOTTY , Star Tribune

Court rules pesticide drifting onto organic farm constitutes trespass.

Oluf Johnson’s 1,500-acre farm in Stearns County is an organic island in a sea of chemically treated corn and soybeans.

Improperly applied pesticides repeatedly drift over from neighboring farms, often with dire consequences for Johnson. But now, thanks to a new court ruling, he and other farmers can sue to recover their losses.

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