About our newsroom

Big Ag Watch is a project of The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent and nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in the Midwest with a special focus on agribusiness.

The agribusiness industry includes several billion-dollar businesses, many of which are key players when it comes to food, fuel, environment, labor and energy. On top of that, the agribusiness industry nets hundreds of millions of dollars in government subsidies, while also influencing local, state and federal policies.

At the industry’s helm are a handful of multinational companies, many based in the Midwest.

Through original reporting and innovative tools, Big Ag Watch will be devoted to scrutinizing those companies and measuring their impact.

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