Syngenta® Corn Seed Litigation

The attorneys at Kemp, Jones & Coulthard currently represent dozens of U.S. corn farmers for claims that they were harmed by China’s rejection of U.S. corn and DDGS shipments due to the discovery of Syngenta® Agrisure Viptera® MIR162 corn seed in some shipments. Corn farmers who did not plant Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera® corn seed have likely suffered financial losses due to depressed market prices after China began rejecting U.S. corn imports in November 2013 and ultimately stopped all U.S. corn imports in January 2014. As of early December 2014, China had yet to fully approve Syngenta’s Viptera® corn for import.

Review one Iowa farmer’s complaint for more details regarding the allegations and claims.

  • Complaint: Kneeland v. Syngenta Seeds, Inc.
  • Exhibit 1: Joint Statement issued by NGFA and NAEGA re: Letter to Syngenta Requesting Suspension of Commercialization of Agrisure Viptera® and Duracade® Corn, dated January 23, 2014
  • Exhibit 2: Corn Concern article, Global Times, April 22, 2014
  • Exhibit 3: Case Study re: Economic Impact from Lack of Chinese Approval for Import of Agrisure Viptera®, dated April 16, 2014
  • Exhibit 4: Potential Forecasted Economic Impact of Commercializing Agrisure Viptera® in U.S. Corn Prior to Chinese Import Approval, dated April 16, 2014
  • Exhibit 5: NAEGA Statement to U.S. Dept. of Agriculture calling on all seed makers, including Syngenta®, to bear the risks and liabilities of launching new genetically modified seeds, dated March 4, 2014

Whether you are a U.S. corn farmer or other grain industry business, you may be eligible to file a similar lawsuit. Contact us today for a free consultation. We are accepting cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless we recover damages for you. Fill out this form to have an attorney contact you or call 702-385-6000 and ask to speak with Michael Gayan, Esq. or Hilari Alberto.