According to Wards full-size pick-up manufacturing is expected to grow 5 % by 2019. Wall Street Journal reports that the Chief Executive of Bayer is defending it’s acquisition of Monsanto calling it “entirely logical” and a perfect fit. Also from the Journal, apparently Chipotles attack on conventional farming didn’t resonate with consumers, as the firms struggles to gain a customer base has resulted in a profit plunge of 95%. Finally from Agri-Pulse, A battle to reveal the contents of some beef checkoff audit reports advanced this week. A federal court will allow the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to review documents and records to look for confidential business information. NCBA can then object to distribution of that material to the Organization for Competitive Markets. Kendal Frazier, NCBA’s CEO, said that this helps ensure “business records and private staff information stay out of the hands of The Humane Society of the United States who is providing pro bono legal help to OCM in this case.