senate judiciary committee

Amy Mayer / Harvest Public Media


The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee plans to examine proposed mergers among agricultural chemical and seed companies in a September hearing.

With Chinese chemical giant ChemChina in talks to buy Syngenta, merger discussions ongoing between Dow and DuPont, anBayer and Monsantoapparently inching toward a deal, regulators and lawmakers are worrying about decreased competition and higher prices for farmers.

Missouri Capitol
Jacob Fenston / KBIA

The Missouri Legislature has adjourned for the year, but the work will go on for members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.