NEWS
Washington Insider--Thursday
Thu Sep 5, 2013 06:41 AM CDT

Here's a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN's well-placed observer.

Opposition Continues to Smithfield Acquisition Deal

China's Shuanghui International is moving ahead with its plans to purchase Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork producer. Shuanghui says it has secured the $4.7 billion in funding needed to finalize its purchase of Smithfield, but the deal still faces opposition from some Smithfield shareholders who believe other potential suitors are ready to pay significantly more for the company.

Smithfield's shareholders are scheduled to vote on the transaction at a special meeting on Sept. 24, ...

Quick View
  • The New Dicamba At an event exhibiting the company's soon-to-arrive Dicamba-tolerant soybean trait, Monsanto repr...
  • Rates Too Low Too Long Discounted interest rates have led to unintended consequences in land values, a shortage of funds...
  • Center Pivots Take a Beating Severe storms in mid-June have damaged hundreds of center pivot irrigation systems in Nebraska al...
  • "Easy Money Times Over" Feeding the world population won't be as hard as expected over the next decade some experts forec...
  • A Hunger for High-Tech The Gruhlkey brothers of Wildorado, Texas, are using technology and thoughtful cropping choices t...
  • Clearing the Air EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told a group of agribusiness representatives that her agency want...
  • No More Outlaw Vets Veterinarians can start breathing a little easier now when they go to work, without the fear that...
  • Ask the Vet My vet diagnosed anaplaz and I've never heard of that.
Related News Stories
Washington Insider -- Friday
New Rural Infrastructure Fund
Washington Insider -- Thursday
Ag Policy Blog
Ag Policy Blog
Senators Meet with McCarthy
Washington Insider -- Wednesday
Washington Insider -- Tuesday
Ag Policy Blog
Washington Insider