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Pesticide, Herbicide, Fungicide, and Seed Litigation

At the forefront of agricultural law, our firm stands as a bastion of support for clients navigating the complex legal landscape of pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, and seed litigation. Our seasoned attorneys bring a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the agricultural sector, offering unparalleled representation in this specialized field.

Our practice is dedicated to defending the interests of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers in the face of increasing product liability litigation and the potential for significant monetary exposure. With a proven track record of handling large, complex suits involving serious personal injuries and economic losses, we are equipped to manage single plaintiff spray drift and chemical exposure cases as well as multidistrict class-action and mass tort litigation.

We recognize the importance of maintaining a working relationship and reputation for integrity, cooperation, and environmental excellence with regulators and other public stakeholders. Our team is adept at representing clients effectively, with appropriate sensitivity to their reputational interests. Our approach is solution-oriented, tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, and informed by our comprehensive understanding of the agricultural chemicals industry.

For those seeking a legal partner with a commanding grasp of pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, and seed litigation, look no further. Butler Snow is poised to deliver the strategic counsel and robust defense necessary to navigate the challenges of this evolving legal terrain.


For 25+ years, we have regularly served as lead counsel and represented clients in matters across the country in connection all types of agricultural claims and lawsuits. This works includes claims for damages or injuries related to the application (or misapplication) of all types of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides in connection with many different crops, nurseries, and timber operations. In addition, we have represented different seed manufacturers in claims/cases involving alleged contaminated or defective seed.

We have worked on investigations, claims, and lawsuits in the following jurisdictions during the last 25+ years: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, California, Oregon, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota.

Representative Listing of Matters:

  • Super Sweet Farms, Inc. v. Seedway, LLC et al.; Case No. 2022-CV-044; Superior Court of Cook County, Georgia
  • Superior Turf, Inc. v. Seedway, LLC et al.; Case No. 2022-CV-0143; Superior Court of Tift County, Georgia
  • SRR Ranches, LLC v. BASF Corporation et al.; District Court for 349th Judicial District; Houston County, Texas (2020).
  • Covington v. Syngenta Corporation et al., Case No. 9:15-cv-02629-RMG; District of South Carolina (2016)
  • Double M Farms – 2 v. Pinnacle Agricultural Distribution, Inc., Civil Action No. 1:14-cv-82-R; Western District of Kentucky (2015)
  • Gude Carver v. Boyle Flying Service, et al.; Case No. 2012-0026; Circuit Court of Bolivar County, Mississippi
  • In Re:  Arbitration Proceeding Against Monsanto Company / 2011 Cotton Claims; judgment for seed company against Arkansas and Mississippi growers claiming bacterial blight in connection with their 2011 cotton crops.
  • Drakos v. FMC Corporation, et al.; Case No. Cv-06-2821; District Court for Seventh Judicial District of Idaho, in and for Bonneville County (2009)
  • Matthews v. FMC Corporation & Ag Tech, Inc; District Court for the Fifth Judicial District of Idaho in and for Cassia County; Case No. CV-06-1125.
  • Dawson Farms v. BASF Corporation, 2008 WL 4600934 (W.D. La. 2008)
  • Russell Moore Farms v. BASF Corporation et al., Case No. 1:07-CV-00085; Northern District of Mississippi (2008)
  • FMC Corporation, et al. v. Helton, et al. 202 S.W. 3d 490 (Ark. 2005)
  • Dahlman Farms, Inc.  v. FMC Corporation, 240 F.Supp.2d 1012 (D.Minn. 2002)
  • J. Carlson Growers, Inc. v. Riverview FS, et al., Circuit Court for 17th Judicial Circuit, Winnebago County, Illinois; Cause No.: 99‑L-147
  • Cornay v. FMC Corporation, 735 So.2d 944 (La.App. 3 Cir. 1999)
  • Hughes v. Tennessee Seeds of Brownsville, et al., 970 S.W. 2d 471 (Tenn. Ct. App. 1997)