Why We’re The Smart Pick for Farmers Nationally:

1. 30% attorney fee thru Dec. 31st, 2017
2. We’re also agreeing to waive certain expenses.
3. We guarantee 70% of future net proceeds go to our farmers.
4. We handle your case start to finish from Kansas City.
5. If we don’t recover you money, then you owe us nothing.
6. Estimate your acres planted. We get proof of production later on.
7. Sign your case in 5 minutes by eSign, fax or mail.

LEGAL NOTICE REGARDING CLASS ACTION CERTIFICATION

Our Kansas City firm presently represents over 2,300 farmers from over 20 Midwest states, many of whom are large producers located throughout the Heartland.

We are experienced in mass tort complex litigation, and we know how to manage economic loss claims on behalf of corn producers nationwide. We handle your case from start to finish, at a special reduced 30% attorney fee for ALL farmers. Simply, we don’t use referring attorneys. We cut the middle man out and pass the savings onto the farmer.

By way of MDL Court Order on July 27, 2015 (view here), ALL farmers will pay 3% of their gross, prospective payments to the Corn Common Benefit Expense Fund. This 3% Common Benefit fee is a hold back and has been set by U.S. District Judge Lungstrum in his capacity as the presiding MDL judge. Under our 30% contract, after credit for the 3% common benefit expense (which all farmers must pay – it cannot be waived), farmers will keep 70% of their “net” which = 67.9% of their gross prospective payment. On a $100,000 gross payment, 7.9% in savings means $7,900 in the farmers’ pockets and not the lawyers. Mr. Shields married a corn farmer’s daughter from West Point, Nebraska, and our firm is dedicated to representing ALL farmers on the same reasonable and fair terms that as we represent our own family at. Under our 30% fee contract, our farmers will keep more of what is theirs. It’s as simple as that.

Finally, our attorneys are home grown and Midwest bred, hold Kansas/Missouri law licensure, and our office is conveniently located in the Kansas City metro area. Your personal information remains in Kansas City with our two licensed attorneys, who collectively have over 35 years of combined litigation experience. The Syngenta federal MDL consolidation is conveniently located in the U.S. District Court of Kansas City, Kansas, a mere 15 minutes from our office. We are also filing cases in the Minnesota State Court consolidation. Regardless of where we file your claim, we are charging a reduced 30% fee, and also waiving our firm’s personal incurred expenses. See our simple to read 30% contract, located here, for complete terms.

Shields Law Group, LLC – “Midwest Lawyers
Representing the Interests of Midwest Farmers”

The Shields Law Group, LLC, a Kansas City, Midwest based firm, is offering free consultations for Midwest farmers who have been economically harmed by Syngenta’s introduction of GMO corn seed varieties that were unapproved for export. If you planted corn, any type of corn, and sold it in the open grain market between 2013 and 2015, you may suffered economic damages.

Syngenta, an international Swiss biotechnology agribusiness released genetically engineered corn seeds onto the agricultural market before the product was approved for import into China.

With China being the third-largest export market for corn grown in the United States, this premature release caused a rippling of negative economic impacts on corn farmers throughout the United States. The genetically modified corn seeds in question are known as Viptera® MIR 162 or Agrisure Duracade corn.

What if I didn’t plant Syngenta Viptera corn?

China’s rejection of U.S. corn imports due to the presence of MIR 162/Viptera effectively added supply to the broader corn market, lowering the price of corn and affecting ALL CORN PRODUCERS.  Corn producers who did, and did not, plant the Viptera seed were likely economically harmed by the lower prices received in the open market for their harvested corn.

How did my corn get mixed with Viptera/MIR 162 corn?

Most corn farmers grow and harvest corn to be sold in what is known as a “commodity-based system”.  This means that corn grown by any farmer can be gathered, commingled, and consolidated with corn produced by thousands of different corn farmers.

The consolidated corn is then passed through local, regional, and terminal distribution centers.  Corn is processed out of the terminal distribution center and shipped to foreign markets through exporters.  It is essential that exported shipments do not include any corn grown with unapproved GMO corn seed to ensure that the corn is not rejected by trade partners outside of the United States.

Why is the Chinese market important?

In a global economy all markets are important, but China is an especially important market for corn producers. The Agriculture Department has said that Chinese corn imports are expected to increase from 3 million tons in 2012 to about 24.3 million tons by 2023, accounting for about 35 percent of the growth in world corn imports during that period. Trade groups estimate the rejected shipments during the years in question cost U.S. farmers more than $2 billion through lower corn prices.

Shields Law Group, LLC – “Midwest Lawyers
Representing the Interests of Midwest Farmers”

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Shields Law Group, LLC – “Midwest Lawyers
Representing the Interests of Midwest Farmers”

Our attorneys are home grown and Midwest bred, hold Kansas/Missouri law licensure, and our office is conveniently located in the Kansas City metro area. Shields Law Group and our attorneys have over 35 years of combined litigation experience in Midwest courts, and the Syngenta federal MDL consolidation is conveniently located in the U.S. District Court of Kansas City, Kansas. We are also filing cases in the Minnesota State Court consolidation. Our firm is experienced in mass tort complex litigation, and we know how to manage economic loss claims on behalf of corn producers nationwide.