A Wisconsin hempseed seller is in a contract dispute with a Canadian seed producer over where and for how long it can sell a grain cultivar.
Legacy Hemp of Hastings, Minnesota, says that Terramax Holdings Corp. is trying to renege on the length of time Legacy Hemp has the rights to sell the seeds in the U.S.
The 2016 agreement to sell the seeds in the U.S. gave Legacy Hemp exclusive rights to sell X-59 in seven states: Kentucky, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, Nebraska, and Indiana.
But Legacy Hemp says the agreement doesn’t forbid it from selling the seeds in other states, too, just not exclusively. Terramax disagrees.
Legacy Hemp also says its agreement should last through 2023. The company is seeking unspecified damages.
Terramax has 20 days to respond to the complaint in Wisconsin.