Disruptions of Corn Trade with China, the Impact on Grain and DDGS Prices and Related Lawsuits Against Syngenta
Stinson Leonard Street LLP attorneys Dan Bukovac and Scott Roberts recently published an article in Sikich Agribusiness Update. The column, "Disruptions of Corn Trade with China, the Impact on Grain and DDGS Prices and Related Lawsuits Against Syngenta" appeared in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue.
In November 2013 China began rejecting U.S. shipments of corn that tested positive for a bio-engineered trait, or GMO, that China had not approved. Even after China's approval of the GMO, U.S. corn exports to China are down about 95 percent from 2013-2014 to 2014-2015.
Bukovac and Roberts examine what has caused the disruption of the corn export market and what businesses can do if they have suffered from decreased demand and lower prices for U.S. corn.
Roberts is the co-chair of the firm's agribusiness industry group and a partner in the firm's Decatur, Illinois office. Bukovac is a partner in the Kansas City office and represents a variety of agribusiness clients in litigation and regulatory proceedings.