IMPORTANT: Hensley Legal Group is no longer taking new Syngenta cases. If you feel you have a potential case, we encourage you to contact another law firm.
Join us for a Town Hall meeting in your area to find out how we can potentially recover your losses. You did not have to grow any of Syngenta’s seeds. We are meeting with people all over Indiana to answer your questions and we look forward to meeting you. Click here to learn more about the Syngenta Corn Lawsuit.
Will the Syngenta Corn Lawsuit Result in Justice for You?
It’s no secret. You’ve probably heard about the Syngenta corn lawsuit. Its goal: recovering money for farmers who lost value to their crop from falling corn prices caused by Viptera seed.
Anyone who planted corn in 2013 and/or 2014 is eligible to recover damages lost to falling corn prices.
- Farmers who believe they were harmed by the release of Syngenta’s seed can file suit regardless of the state in which they live.
- It doesn’t matter if the seed was planted, as this lawsuit focuses on damage to corn prices overall.
- Farmers file individual suits, which will then be consolidated into one civil action.
- Anyone who sold corn in 2013 and/or 2014 could potentially have a claim, including: farmers, grain elevators, landowners and commodity traders.
- Experts estimate damages to range between $0.11 and $1 a bushel.
How did Syngenta cost corn farmers millions?
In 2011 Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta brought its genetically engineered “Agrisure Viptera” corn seed to market without it being approved for sale in China. Syngenta told investors they expected approval within days. In June of 2013, China found traces of Viptera in US corn shipments and shut down US corn imports.
The USDA had predicted China to import 7 million metric tons of corn in 2013. Due to rejection of shipments for Viptera contamination, the US only exported 1.23 million metric tons to China. China finally approved Viptera in December 2014 – long after the financial damage was done.
Why be represented by Indiana’s Hensley Legal Group?
For close to twenty years, Hoosiers have trusted HLG for legal support and services. We’re engaged with our local friends and neighbors and have a vested interest in the success of our farming community. You can count on us to work with you through the entire lawsuit process. In fact, we have a dedicated team in our office available to you at any time to answer your questions and discuss your best options.
You will be joining the thousands of other farmers and grain elevator owners already represented by Hensley Legal Group, PC and Mikal Watts of Watts Guerra, LLP.