Where Are My Syngenta Settlement Payments: Checks Going Out by Summer 2020 (Hopefully)

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Farmer harvests  corn in Queen Anne's County, Md.  Image is by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program.
Farmer harvests  corn in Queen Anne’s County, Md. Image is by Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program.


           A number of you continue to ask me when you might see settlement checks from the Syngenta corn seed settlement. In late 2018, the court approved the settlement order for the $1.51 billion MIR162 Syngenta settlement. Based on the final order, payments to producers should have started going out in the second quarter of 2019. Payments did not go out. On January 3, 2020, the federal district court in Kansas gave final approval to the settlement. There is one last step for growers is to provide the claims administrator with an IRS W-9 form either online or by mailing a form into Corn Seed Settlement Program Claims Administrator, P.O. Box 26226, Richmond, Virginia 23260.

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Corn Producers in Maryland and Delaware Have Till April 1 to Decide Stay or Opt Out of the Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation



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Time is running out for Delaware and Maryland producers to make a decision on staying in the current Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litigation or opting out to pursue individual claims against Syngenta. Currently, Delaware and Maryland corn producers have until April 1, 2017, to make this decision. Continue reading

Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Preemption of Local Pesticide Ordinance



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As 2016 draws to a close, I thought I would miss an opportunity to write on issues in the state of Hawaii. In the past, I have written posts on another blog on Hawaii counties looking to ban pesticide applications or GMOs. Major seed companies, like Syngenta and Monsanto, look to Hawaii because of the climate. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the federal district court’s invalidation of Kauai County’s ordinance that regulated GMOs and pesticide application. The ordinance required notification before utilizing pesticides and mandated buffer zones. Continue reading