Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, is a “dream candidate” for agriculture, according to the former president of the Indiana Farm Bureau.

Agri-Pulse reports that Don Villwock, who recently retired after more than a decade as president of the bureau, says he's been impressed in his dealings with Pence, both as a governor and a congressman. Pence is truly agriculture's "dream candidate,” Villwock says, adding that Pence is “a good listener and seeks input on issues from all commodity groups.”

And Jane Ade Stevens, CEO of the Indiana Corn Growers Association, tells Agri-Pulse that Pence “has been a good leader for Indiana agriculture during his time at the Statehouse and was pleased Donald Trump has chosen a running mate with an understanding of Middle America.”

In other ag news, Monsanto Co. has rejected Bayer Ag's latest takeover bid, saying its board views the $125-a-share offer as “financially inadequate and insufficient to ensure deal certainty.” Monsanto says it “remains open to continued and constructive conversations with Bayer and other parties.

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