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Settlement reached in Syngenta lawsuit

A proposed settlement has been reached between plaintiffs and Syngenta in litigation over the sale of Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duracade seed. Those who may be eligible for a claim in this settlement may receive a claim notice in the mail. If you feel you may be entitled to a claim, you can visit
cornseedsettlement.com to read more about the case and file a claim.

All claims must be filed by Oct. 12, 2018. Class members have until Aug. 10, 2018 to exclude themselves from this settlement and preserve any individual lawsuits they may want to pursue.

Early in 2017 some Farm Bureau members received a notification letter about the opportunity to participate in a class action lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds, Inc. This lawsuit dealt with the release of Viptera and Duracade corn seed and allegations that the sale of this seed hurt the larger corn market.

Ohio Farm Bureau and American Farm Bureau were not involved with this litigation, but want to make sure farmers receiving these notices have access to information to make an informed decision.

 

Kelli Milligan Stammen is director of publications for the Ohio Farm Bureau.