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April 23, 2017

Sec. Vilsack Remarks on Current Issues: Bayer/Monsanto Deal, and U.S. W.T.O Trade Case

In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack provided perspective on recent issues impacting the agricultural economy.

Last week, Bayer and Monsanto announced that they signed a definitive agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto. This proposed merger garnered attention in the front pages of The Wall Street Journal, and The Des Moines Register, and was also covered on the front pages of the business section in both The New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

Yesterday, on the “Bloomberg Markets” program, Sec. Vilsack weighed in on the proposed Bayer and Monsanto deal, video replay below.

Also last week, the U.S. announced that it would contest Chinese agricultural subsidies for domestic wheat, corn and rice; Sec. Vilsack’s remarks on Bloomberg regarding this issue can be viewed below.

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