Farmers Urged To Attend Area Meetings About Syngenta Lawsuit
Date posted - June 6, 2016
Northwest Iowa — Corn farmers in northwest Iowa are invited to attend one of a trio of meetings scheduled for later this week by a pair of attorneys who are launching a “mass action lawsuit” against agriculture giant Syngenta over losses suffered by farmers after allegedly being misled by Syngenta about the marketability of one of the company’s genetically modified corn seeds in the China market.
Attorney Brittany Deane explains.
Deane accuses Syngenta of falsely informing corn farmers that China had approved the hybrid in question, when they, in fact, had not. As a result, she says farmers who used the hybrid, along with those who didn’t, were harmed by Syngenta’s actions when China refused delivery of any corn from the United States.
As a result, she says all corn farmers are eligible to join in the suit, even if they didn’t plant the genetically modified Syngenta hybrid.
Deane says she and her sister, attorney Briana Deane, will be holding a trio of meetings in this area later this week, and invite all area corn farmers to attend one of these meetings to get more information about the case.
In our area, meetings will be held this Thursday evening (June 9th) at 5:30 pm at the Sibley Pizza Ranch, Friday morning (June 10th) at 8:30 am at the Primghar Golf & Country Club, and at noon at the Marcus Pizza Ranch.