Syngenta Litigation Update

On September 26, 2016, Kansas federal district court judge John Lungstrum certified eight state classes and one national class of corn producer plaintiffs in the Syngenta litigation. This means corn farmers--allegedly harmed by lower prices when China rejected US corn imports because the unapproved Syngenta GMO seed varieties–can have their day in federal court. Affected Nebraska corn farmers will begin receiving written notice soon informing them that they are automatically included in the Nebraska producer class and the national producer class. Farmers may opt out of the litigation but should contact an attorney very soon to do so.