TAKE ACTION: Make a Direct Request to AG Ken Paxton
Thank you to everyone who signed on to our letter urging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to join the investigation into the Bayer-Monsanto merger! We sent the letter to his office today – and now we are asking for your help to get his attention on this important issue so that we can get an in-person meeting with him!
Contact Attorney General Paxton and urge him to take a hard look at the merger of these two Agribusiness giants.
Go to the online contact form at https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/contact-form/. In the “Request” box, choose the first option in the drop-down menu, for “I want to register my opinion.” Fill in your contact information where indicated. Under “subject,” put “Bayer-Monsanto merger.”
And then include a very short message – it can be just 2 or 3 sentences (or longer, if you are so inspired). Tell him why you care about this issue, whether you are a conventional farmer, an organic farmer, a consumer concerned about food choices or prices, etc. Ask that he step up to join the other state Attorneys General who are already part of the investigation. It takes just a couple of minutes, and it does have an impact.
Bonus Action: If you haven’t already signed on to the letter, there’s still time to do so! We will take an updated copy, with all the new signatories, when we meet with the AG. To sign on, please fill out and submit this form.
Agribusiness giants Monsanto and Bayer are planning to merge, but first the merger must pass scrutiny under antitrust laws in both the U.S. and Europe. European authorities have announced that they are taking a close look, and over a dozen state Attorneys General have joined the U.S. Department of Justice in investigating the negative consequences of the planned merger.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has not yet joined the investigation. It is important that Texas – one of the largest agricultural states in the country – protect our producers. This merger will impact cotton and other row crops, and much, much more. FARFA signed on to a letter led by Food & Water Watch highlighting how powerful these two companies are in the vegetable market. Cotton, grain, vegetable, and livestock producers will all be affected, both directly and indirectly, if this merger goes through.