TWORA — Bayer Bids for Monsanto, GE Crops Deemed Safe & #Plant16 Rolls On — May 19

Bayer has sent a purchase offer over to the folks at Monsanto, former ag minister Gerry Ritz thinks the federal Liberals should get moving with ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership, even if the U.S. isn’t on board, and planting continues across the country, despite dry conditions, frost and other challenges.

As we catch up on this week’s news, we hear from Jon Driedger, Peter Johnson, and others — here’s This Week on Real Ag: