Unlike The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest against the Dakota Access pipeline that resulted in a halt, agri-pulse reports that about a dozen farmers in Iowa , challenged the construction of the 1,200-mile pipeline through portions of their fields and lost their bid for an injunction that would have prevented ETP from digging trenches and burying the pipe sections, One of the plaintiffs, Keith Puntenney, who farms 600 acres said he expects the matter to end up in the Iowa Supreme Court.

The Bayer's Monsanto takeover is triggering concern Bob Young, chief economist with the American Farm Bureau Federations said “Farm Bureau believes the Department of Justice should undertake a close review of the overall business climate that has encouraged these combinations, rather than evaluating them in isolation. American Soybean Association President Richard Wilkins and National Corn Growers Association President Chip Bowling also expressed concerns, primarily with respect to how the deal could affect farmers input costs,