Stu Ellis With WCIA 3 Reporting On Syngenta Post Trial
From the Farm—July 10, 2017
Hi, Good morning to you. It is kind of hard to tell what genetic traits this corn has, unless you do testing of it. And that is exactly what the Chinese did for some corn being exported from the US into China back in 2013. The Chinese found through testing that it contained traits that were not approved in China. Recently a federal court in Kansas City came to a conclusion on a first trial, and ended up giving farmers in Kansas about $218 million from Syngenta. At least that was the verdict, and one of the attorneys who is from Decatur, is Chris Ellis. No relation here. But he says there are going to be more trials…
The trials are going to be in Kansas City, Kansas, so we’re going to be having the same jury pool that awarded 100% of the damages in the previous case. We are very pleased that the jury in Kansas City Kansas understood the claim. They have held Syngenta accountable and issued a verdict that was 100% of the damages that we asked for in the case $217.7 million.
For the Illinois farmers the news is that our trial is coming up on April 4th, 2018, and we’ll be grouped with Nebraska.
We’ll have to see how that might turn out. That’s our report from the farm. I’m Stu Ellis for WCIA 3, your News Leader.
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