Syngenta Seeds pays $280,000 fine

Published: Nov. 9, 2023 at 4:59 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 9, 2023 at 6:07 PM CST
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - Syngenta Seeds, LLC, has paid the $280,000 fine imposed on the Chinese state-owned enterprise

According to Attorney General Tim Griffin, the company was required by state law to report its ownership of agricultural land in Arkansas since it is foreign-owned.

The company failed to file its report before the deadline showing it owned land in Craighead County.

Following the announcement, Griffin released the following statement:

On Oct. 17, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced that Syngenta was in violation of state law, and told the company it had two years to sell its assets or the state would assume control.

Following Syngeta’s payment, Gov. Sanders shared a social media post of the check and stated “I was the first governor to kick China off our farmland.”