It's taken about a year and a half, but, according to KWQC.com in Iowa, a Chinese man, here in the U.S. to collect samples of hybrid corn so it could be sent back to China and counterfeited, has been convicted of conspiracy to sell trade secrets and sentenced to three years in the slammer. Last year, you first heard about this case, right here.

This case goes back to 2011, when Mo Hailong was caught "nervously digging" in one of the DuPont's test fields in Iowa. He's the gentleman who just got sentenced. One of his accomplices, Wang Hongwei, was caught at the U.S./Canada border with 44 bags of corn kernels. Headed for China, I'm assuming.

So, keep a sharp eye out for international spies while you're up in that combine.

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