Northwest Iowa — Corn farmers in northwest Iowa are invited to attend meetings scheduled for next week regarding a lawsuit against agriculture giant Syngenta. The lawsuit is regarding losses suffered by farmers after they were allegedly misled by Syngenta about the marketability in the China market of a crop produced by one of the company’s genetically-modified corn seeds.
The suit accuses Syngenta of falsely informing corn farmers that China had approved the hybrid in question, when they, in fact, had not. As a result, 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.
Midwestcornlawsuit.com says all corn farmers are eligible to join in the suit, even if they didn’t plant the genetically-modified Syngenta hybrid.
There are meetings scheduled in our area on Thursday, August 18th, and Friday, August 19th. On Thursday the 18th there will be a meeting at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery in Milford at noon. That evening at 5:30 p.m., there will be a meeting at AmericInn Hotel & Suites in Sibley. The meetings on Friday the 19th will be at 8:30 a.m at the American Legion Hall Post in Hartley, and at noon at the Marcus Pizza Ranch in Marcus.