05 Aug '11, 2pm

Small Victory: Organic Farm Allowed to Sue for Wafting Pesticide Contamination : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Small Victory: Organic Farm Allowed to Sue for Wafting Pesticide Contamination : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

In the 1990s, Oluf and Debra Johnson began the three-year process of converting their conventional family farm to a certified-organic farm to realize the higher market prices for organic produce and seeds. Oluf Johnson posted signs at the farm's perimeter indicating that it was chemical free, maintained a buffer zone between his organic fields and his chemical-using neighbors' farms, and implemented a detailed crop-rotation plan. He also notified commercial pesticide sprayer Paynseville Farmers Union Cooperative Oil Company of the transition. He specifically asked the cooperative to take precautions to avoid overspraying pesticide onto his fields when treating adjacent fields. Despite the Johnsons' requests, in 1998, 2002, 2005, 2007, and 2008, the cooperative sprayed pesticide and herbicide on fields adjacent to theirs in a manner that violated Minnesota law, causing chem...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/organic-farm-allo...

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