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Farmers awarded $40 million after crops fail

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Canadian farmers are awarded $40 million after fertilizer made in Oregon, Washington and Canada kills nursery crops.

Jurors awarded the money to the two Canadian farmers after a monthlong trial in a fifth-floor Portland courtroom. The farmers' attorneys argued that the Woodburn Fertilizer Company and Sun Gro Horticulture -- with operations in Bellevue, Wash., and Vancouver, B.C. -- recklessly mixed ingredients into its fertilizer and created an untested blend in an attempt to undercut one of the industry's bestsellers at the time, Scotts "Osmocote Plus."

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