The ag industry may find itself collateral damage of President Donald Trump’s expanded war on undocumented immigrants, writes Big-AgWatch.org’s Dave Dickey in his latest column. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly signed a pair of sweeping memos this week that would turbocharge federal authority efforts to round up and deport undocumented immigrants.
Hundreds of food and farm groups are calling on recently confirmed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step in and block a wave of billion-dollar mega mergers sweeping across America’s agriculture industry.
The twisting, corkscrewing legal battle over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the United States rule, or WOTUS, took another turn last month. Big-AgWatch.org columnist Dave Dickey explains in his latest blog.
David MacLennan — chairman and chief executive officer of the Minnesota-based agribusiness Cargill Inc. — has broken from the privately held company’s typically low-key profile to support inclusive trade and immigration policy.
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While new administration officials have cast doubts about climate change, the world’s largest agribusiness companies — which have billions of dollars invested in the health of the planet — have not. Here is a comprehensive guide to what some of the world’s biggest agricultural companies are doing related to climate change based on a review of news reports, SEC documents, their own websites and reports, and publicly available data.
The European Union’s antitrust review agency is set to approve the $43 billion deal between state-owned ChemChina and Swiss agrichemicals firm Syngenta, Reuters reported Thursday, citing “two people familiar with the matter.”
“On its way out the door, the Obama administration has put into motion its own little game of chicken with the incoming Trump administration. Over chicken. Specifically, it’s called for changes to U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, or GIPSA.”