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Illinois professors analyze judge’s ruling on Syngenta lawsuit

In a February 25, 2015 update, University of Illinois professors discussed the class action lawsuit surrounding Sygenta's genetically modified (GM) corn Agrisure Viptera and Agrisure Duradade (collectively, "Agrisure") that contains the MIR 162 genetic trait. By way of background, they briefly restate some of the facts leading up to this litigation.


District judge rules Syngenta corn lawsuit will go to trial

A recent ruling by a Kansas federal judge cleared the way for farmers, grain handlers and exporters to proceed toward trial in their suits against Syngenta claiming that the company's sale of its Viptera and Duracade corn seed interrupted trade with China and harmed the market for U.S. corn.


Dow AgroSciences opens new seed R&D site in Huron, S.D.

Dow AgroSciences celebrated the opening of its new Seeds Research & Development (R&D) Field Station in Huron, S.D. A community open house was held at the new site to showcase the company’s new Field Research Station which includes an office building/seed processing building and a machine storage shed.


Afternoon Comments 12/19

Corn traders seem to be balancing positions before the weekend. Despite firm equity markets and a more stable currency situation, as well as more evidence of Russian government moves to curtail its wheat exports, the crop markets turned decidedly lower Thursday night. Corn futures followed wheat downward, but firmed later in the day when a private forecaster predicted reduced 2015 plantings. March corn futures closed 0.5 cent lower at $4.105/bushel Friday, while July skidded 0.25 to $4.26.


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