Jeff Sessions is sworn in Feb. 9 as U.S. Attorney General by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence with President Donald Trump and Mary Sessions watching Win McNamee/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump (second from right) watches as Jeff Sessions (left) is sworn in as the new U.S. Attorney General by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (right) in the White House Oval Office on Feb. 9, 2017. Also pictured is Sessions's wife, Mary (second from left).

Groups ask new AG to investigate proposed agribusiness mergers

Nearly 325 groups ask new Attorney General Jeff Sessions to enjoin mergers of Dow/DuPont, Monsanto/Bayer and Syngenta/ChemChina.

Nearly 325 farming, beekeeping, farmworker, religious, food safety and conservation advocacy groups urged the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct a thorough investigation into the proposed mergers of the world’s largest agrochemical and seed companies.

Groups urged Jeff Sessions, the new attorney general, to enjoin the mergers of Dow Chemical Co. with DuPont, Monsanto Corp. with Bayer AG and Syngenta with ChemChina on the grounds that they will drive up food and farming costs,

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