A Town Hall Meeting regarding the Midwest Corn Lawsuit will he held on Monday morning at 8:30 in the Louisville Community Center located at 185 Broadway Street in Louisville.
According to Michael Smith, a representative of a firm participating in the Midwest Corn Lawsuit, the lawsuit originated when corn shipments, containing Syngenta’s MIR 162 trait, were rejected in China. The claim alleges that Syngenta told farmers that MIR 162 corn was approved for export to China when they knew that it wasn’t.
Smith says that over 3,000,000 metric tons of corn were forced back into the market over a two year period, driving down the the price significantly.
Some 50,000 farmers have agreed to participate and 7000 of those are in Illinois. Since then MIR 162 has been approved in China.
Monday’s meeting will provide local farmers with information on the lawsuit, and specifically, possible recovery funds for farmers who grew MIR 162 corn.