Our farmers proudly provide crops to millions of Americans worldwide. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, corn is the most widely produced feed grain in the U.S. Most of our corn crops provide a wide range of food, livestock feed, and industrial products including ethanol fuel.
International agricultural exports account for a significant portion of the income for a wide range of crops. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 40% of corn produced by U.S. farmers is exported internationally.
In 2010, Syngenta introduced a GMO corn seed (Agrisure Viptera) also known as MIR162, to corn farmers. Syngenta claims the MIR162 trait enables plants to produce proteins that ward off pests. Although other major corn importers – including Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Colombia and parts of the European Union have approved importation of corn with the MIR162 trait, the largest import market of U.S. corn (China) has not.
Syngenta had pushed and heavily marketed the new GMO seed before obtaining approval from China in 2010 and in November of 2013, China began rejecting U.S. corn shipments when it detected traces of MIR162. In the last two months, China has banned all U.S. corn imports. In doing so, the U.S. corn market sustained billions of dollars in losses. Although the enhanced corn allegedly only accounts for a small portion of our nation’s crop, there is no way to segregate the GMO strand from the massive amounts of corn produced across the country. China’s refusal to accept millions of bushels of American corn caused a dramatic drop in the price of corn that has affected thousands of corn farmers across America -even those who have not grown the genetically modified strand.
To help recover the ongoing financial damages caused by this company, Phipps Anderson Deacon has undertaken the task of individually representing corn farmers that have been affected by the impact of Syngenta’s actions. Our law firm currently represents farmers across the nation in states such as Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
To find out more about your right to hold Syngenta accountable for their actions, U.S. farmers should contact our legal team today for a free initial legal consultation. Our team of legal experts will work to help you cut through any red tape required to file a claim for the losses incurred. You can also learn more about how other corn farmers are being represented across the country. Trust your farming future in the hands of those who know how to fight against Goliaths like Syngenta and win. The future of corn farming in the United States rests on the shoulders of corn farmers who know how to keep the farming industry honest and fair. Join with other corn farmers across the nation by partnering with Phipps Anderson Deacon LLP.
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