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Warren Calls for Breakup of Big Ag in Appeal to Family Farmers

March 27, 2019, 6:55 PM

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren promised to break up big agricultural businesses to end their “stranglehold” over farmers and mount an antitrust challenge to reverse the merger of Bayer AG with seed and biotechnology company Monsanto.

Corporate consolidation in agriculture is “leaving family farmers with fewer choices, thinner margins, and less independence,” Warren wrote in a Medium posting announcing her plan on March 27.

The Massachusetts senator issued her plan ahead of Democratic candidates’ “Heartland Forum” on rural issues in Iowa on March 30. A handful of other presidential hopefuls, including more moderate Democrats such as Senator Amy Klobuchar of...

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