Farmers across America proudly provide crops to millions of Americans and people around the world. International agricultural exports account for a significant portion of farmers’ income for a wide range of crops. For example, 40% of corn produced by U.S. farmers is exported internationally. When GMO corn sold by Swiss-based company Syngenta caused China to reject all corn shipments from the U.S. in late-2013 and throughout 2014, the U.S. corn industry sustained billions of dollars in losses. Although the enhanced corn allegedly accounted for only 3% of our nation’s crop in those years, there was no way to keep it segregated from the massive amount 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 affected hundreds of thousands of corn farmers across the country.
Farmers in states such as Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Minnesota have begun filing suit against Syngenta for the negative impact on the market caused by the company’s reckless marketing of genetically modified corn seed before ensuring its approval in foreign markets. To help recover the ongoing financial damages caused by this company, Watts Guerra and there Syngenta corn lawyers have undertaken the task of representing corn farmers and other agricultural industry companies affected by Syngenta’s actions.
Those who have suffered financially due to the decline in corn prices may be able to join the thousands of farmers already filing suit against Syngenta in 20 states, as well as in various federal courts. The attorneys of Watts Guerra have extensive experience successfully handling agricultural lawsuits. Mr. Watts led the effort to obtain a $750 million settlement agreement with Bayer Crop Sciences, making him one of only a very few attorneys experienced in agricultural mass torts, handling GMO mass actions to great financial success for his clients.
We can assist farmers across the country in recovering financial compensation for damages caused by the decline in the corn market due to Syngenta’s actions.