Syngenta, Corteva Sued by FTC, States


Story by Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter

LINCOLN, Neb. (DTN) — Pesticide manufacturers Syngenta Crop Protection and Corteva Inc. allegedly paid distributors to block competitors from selling less-expensive generic products to farmers, according to a federal complaint filed on Thursday by the Federal Trade Commission and 10 state attorneys general.

The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Middle North Carolina, alleges the two companies run so-called “loyalty programs” in which distributors only get paid if they limit business with competing manufacturers.

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