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.