Popular Flea Collar Linked To Almost 1,700 Pet Deaths; The EPA Has Issued No Warning

Rhonda Bomwell had never used a flea and tick collar before. Pierre, her 9-year-old Papillon service dog, was mostly an indoor animal. Still, her veterinarian recommended she purchase one, so Bomwell went to the pet store near her home in Somerset, New Jersey, and selected Bayer’s Seresto collar. A day later, on June 2, 2020, […]

News Around Illinois — Aug. 31, 2020

ISU To Set Up Coronavirus Testing Lab  NORMAL, Ill. — Illinois State University is adopting the University of Illinois’ Shield Program model, the saliva-based COVID-19 test, in response to the surge of cases in the area. Cases have been on the rise in McLean County since college students returned to campus at ISU and Illinois […]

Jury Awards $265 Million To Bader Farms In Lawsuit Against Bayer, BASF

UPDATED Saturday at 12:00 p.m. – CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A federal jury found in favor of Bader Farms on all counts in a lawsuit against Bayer and BASF. On Friday, the jury awarded $15 million of the requested $20.9 million in damages requested by Bader Farms. On Saturday, the jury also awarded Bader Farms $250 […]

Closing Arguments In Dicamba Trial Set For Friday

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Closing arguments are set for 9 a.m. Friday in the federal trial of a lawsuit alleging Monsanto and BASF intentionally caused widespread damage to farms in order to bolster sales of a new pesticide and seed system.

Dicamba On Trial: Peach Farm One Witness Away From Resting Its Case

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – In July 2016, Bill Bader, frustrated by the second straight year of alleged dicamba damage to his peach trees, got out his invoice book and hand wrote bills to his neighbors he suspected of illegally spraying the herbicide: $720,000 to one, $660,000 to another and $1.2 million to a third, according […]

Dicamba On Trial: ‘No Way’ To Know Where Drift Came From

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The air in parts of the Midwest and South has become so contaminated with the weed killer dicamba that it has caused widespread damage to soybeans and other crops in recent summers, testified Dr. Ford Baldwin, a professor emeritus of weed science at the University of Arkansas in federal court on […]