There's a costly trend leaving its mark on some South Jersey farms. Vandals there are treating some fields as their personal palette, using their cars to spin up designs that damage the turf beyond repair. And that has the farmers losing money, and patience.
As Monsanto Co struggles to convince rival Syngenta AG to discuss a potential merger, the seed and agrochemical giant is also wooing U.S. farmers, aiming to ease concerns about the proposed tie-up that could prompt regulatory challenges. Monsanto leaders have also been making appearances on national and regional broadcasts to make their case that combining two of the world's largest agricultural companies will help - not hurt - their customers. The efforts follow weeks of Monsanto executive meetings with Syngenta shareholders.