Published Feb 25, 2014

Pesticide Drift: Response and Compensation

By Practical Farmers of Iowa


Consider this scenario: your farm is subjected to chemical drift from a neighbor’s application to their property adjacent to your land. What steps do you follow once this happens? Learn how an organic vegetable and livestock farm has responded (and continues responding) to pesticide drift.

  • Rob and Tammy Faux formed the Genuine Faux Farm, located near Tripoli, Iowa, in 2004. Their farm business focuses on a 120-member produce CSA and includes poultry, starter plants and fruit production. A recent misapplication of pesticides for a neighboring farm has left them dealing with the aftermath on their certified organic vegetable farm. After several reports to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and insurance claims, they are now pursuing litigation.