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Monsanto rejects Bayer’s $62 billion takeover bid

| May 24, 2016

Monsanto is rejecting Bayer’s $62 billion takeover bid, calling it “incomplete and financially inadequate.”

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Bayer/Monsanto Merger Deal is Imminent

| May 24, 2016

Bayer and Monsanto are on the edge of agreeing to a merger that would create the world’s largest seed company if it’s completed.

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State-record spotted bass caught on Truman Lake by Warsaw fisherman

| May 23, 2016

A news release from the Missouri Department of Conservation reports that Jason Reynolds of Warsaw caught a record-setting 2-pound 11-ounce spotted bass on Truman Lake on a jug line.

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More details available on the Senate agriculture spending bill

| May 23, 2016

There are more details on the Senate agriculture spending bill for fiscal year 2017 including on reforms to the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.

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Organic foods posts industry sale record in 2015

| May 23, 2016

A survey released last week found the U.S. organic industry posted new records in 2015, with total organic product sales reaching $43.3 billion.

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Ethanol groups disappointed with EPA proposal for biofuels

| May 19, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency is again calling for less biofuel consumption next year than mandated by Congress. The EPA says the proposal will satisfy 99 percent of the mandate.

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EPA proposes increase in renewable fuel levels

| May 19, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal Wednesday to increase renewable fuel volume requirements across all types of biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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To stabilize grain farm income corn needs to be 4.20

| May 17, 2016

Grain farmers throughout the Midwest are suffering through a third straight year of losses and prices don’t look to go high enough, yet, to stabilize net incomes.

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Legislation banning packer ownership of livestock introduced

| May 17, 2016

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley introduced a bill last week that would make it unlawful for packers to own, feed, or control livestock intended for slaughter.

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