By Allen Grunes and Maurice Stucke (April 19, 2018, 2:48 PM EDT) -- Farmers in the United States have been battered for years by the rising costs of seeds and chemicals. It looks like things are only going to get worse. There were news reports last week that the U.S. Justice Department has reached an "agreement in principle" to give the green light to Bayer AG's acquisition of rival Monsanto Co.
Bayer is the second largest supplier of pesticides worldwide, and is an important global seed company. Monsanto is the world's largest supplier of seeds and sells the world's most used pesticide. The combination of these two giants would violate U.S. antitrust laws on...
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