Global grain marketers such as Cargill and rivals Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd have seized upon trade tensions between the United States and several of its top export markets, including China, to turn around struggling trading units following one of the toughest years ever for the industry.
June 5, 2018
Over the past three years, these companies have on average paid their executives and directors more than $100 million, according to a Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting review of financial filings. The median was $94.5 million.
December 20, 2017
After years of progress to slow deforestation, farmers and advocates say the Amazon rainforest is once again being threatened — and two Big Ag companies may be responsible.
March 2, 2017
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.
February 6, 2017
St. Louis-based seed giant Monsanto is negotiating a possible incentives package that would reduce the amount of property taxes the company has to pay for a planned greenhouse in Pima County, Arizona.
October 13, 2016
Farmers across the Midwest and Great Plains this year have been advised to use caution when planting a new line of Monsanto soybean seeds that have not been approved abroad.
May 31, 2016
Although agriculture is a $31 billion industry in Iowa, it’s a topic absent from this election season’s share of presidential stump speeches.
February 2, 2016
Millions of Americans receive what some refer to as “corporate welfare,” but so too does big agribusiness.
May 12, 2015