March 23, 2013

Record Crop Insurance Payout Stirs Subsidy Debate

Farmers will be paid a record $16 billion in crop insurance claims for 2012 because of the widespread drought, a staggering amount that has critics calling for changes to what they say is an inefficient taxpayer subsidy the government cannot afford.


March 19, 2013

Illinois, Iowa Could Bid on Fertilizer Facility

A Champaign legislator believes Illinois can rival what Iowa is offering to lure a fertilizer production facility to Tuscola. The two states could end up in a bidding war over Cronus Chemical’s $1.2 billion facility. 


Monsanto President Brett  Begemann
(Monsanto)
March 15, 2013

Monsanto President Talks About GMO Labeling

The recent announcement by grocery chain Whole Foods that it will require labeling of products containing genetically modified ingredients was greeted with excitement by consumer groups. Biotech giant Monsanto, a leader in GM technology, sees it another way.


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