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Indiana Agricultural Law Foundation July 2017 Issue
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Federal Jury Awards $217 Million to Kansas Farmers in Syngenta Corn Litigation

Amy Burbrink Legal Intern 2017
Amy Burbrink
INFB Legal Intern

On June 23, Kansas corn farmers received a ruling in their favor in the first trial of the Syngenta corn litigation. The 7,300 Kansas farmers who are part of the class action suit claimed they suffered economic losses when Syngenta sold its Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade hybrids to U.S. farmers before receiving Chinese import approval for the products. China began rejecting U.S. corn shipments in 2013 following the detection of the Syngenta MIR162 trait in a shipment from the U.S.

This case has resulted in Hoosier farmers receiving a host of legal solicitations and promotions urging them to join a class action. With all of the promotional excitement surrounding this case, this litigation has captured the attention of producers across the state.

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Registration is still open for the Estate & Succession Planning for the Family Farm program taking place on July 20 at the Indiana Farm Bureau building.  For further details and registration click here

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