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Ulf Allhoff-Cramer, farmer, stands in a rye field in front of his tractor in Detmold, Germany, Wedenesday, May 18, 2022. The organic farmer holds the VW car company partly responsible for damage to his farm. Together with Greenpeace, he wants to go to court to get VW to stop producing combustion vehicles by 2030. (Lino Mirgeler/dpa via AP)

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Farmer sues VW over climate change; German court has doubts
May 22, 2022 midnight

Farmer sues VW over climate change; German court has doubts

A court in Germany cast has doubt on claims by a German farmer that automaker Volkswagen is partly responsible for the impact that global warming is having on his family business. The plaintiff alleges that drier soil and heavier rains due to climate change are harming his fields, cattle and commercial forests.