Despite Rulings, Farmers Remain Loyal to Roundup
Wall Street Journal | Jacob Bunge
Farmers are standing by Bayer AG’s BAYRY -2.56% Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world’s most widely used weedkiller caused cancer in plaintiffs.
The chemical, used on the vast majority of corn, soybean and cotton acres planted in the U.S., remains prized by farmers for its low cost and effectiveness.
“I don’t have any concerns with safety,” said Danny Murphy, who raises soybeans and corn near Canton, Miss. Mr. Murphy on Wednesday was preparing to apply glyphosate to his soybean fields after a bout of wet weather over the past week delayed his work.