Wednesday: Midwest Corn Lawsuit Informational Town Hall in Mount Pleasant

Written by Theresa Rose on August 18, 2016

Des Moines, Iowa – will be hosting an informational town hall meeting in Mount Pleasant, Iowa on Wednesday, August 24, 2016. The attorney hosting the meeting will cover the litigation against Syngenta Ag. All corn growers in the area are encouraged to attend.


Media interested in talking to one of our attorneys about the litigation for background can email Matt at to schedule an interview.


In 2009 Syngenta released a new strain of corn seed into the United States market before receiving import approval from China. Without import approval for this strain, known as Agrisure Viptera, China rejected U.S. corn shipments in 2013 and 2014, causing global collapse in U.S. corn prices. The export market disruptions with China cost U.S. farmers billions of dollars.


All U.S. corn growers, regardless of whether or not they planted Syngenta seed, were impacted by this market disruption. In addition to individual farmers, landlords, elevators, transporters, and others in the supply chain may be able to file a claim in order to be made whole by Syngenta. Over 45,000 corn farmers across the United States have already filed suit, as have large agricultural companies including Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016


WHAT: Informational town hall meeting on the litigation against Syngenta Ag
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 5:30 PM
Mount Pleasant Pizza Ranch, 708 N. Grand Ave., Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

RSVP: Media planning to attend should RSVP to