On October 3rd, corn growers in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska filed multiple class action lawsuits against Syngenta related to MIR162, the Agrisure Viptera trait.  The class actions come on the heels of similar lawsuits filed by Cargill and Trans Coastal Supply Company in mid-September based on Syngenta’s commercialization of MIR162 in the United

The Agricultural Research Service arm of the USDA recently published research conducted by one of its plant physiologists, Russ Gesch, on the subject of early planting of coated seeds.  Gesch’s research confirmed what seed producers and coating resellers have claimed, “sowing seeds protected by a thin polymer layer can help northern Corn Belt farmers