Amazon made a huge splash in the business world by making an offer to buy Whole Foods.

But it’s not a done deal and it could have a fight on its hands.

Other potential bidders, according to grocery analysts, are Walmart, Target and Kroger.

And even if Amazon gets Whole Foods in the end, it may have to pay more than $14 billion currently on the table.

Federal antitrust regulators have given the thumbs up to the Dow Chemical Dupont merger.

The deal between two of the nation’s largest and oldest chemical companies happened only after they sold off some other businesses.

Dupont will have to sell off some crop herbicide and pesticide businesses as well as some petrochemical assets.
Friction between the U.S. and Mexico over trade is starting to cut into sales for U.S. farmers and agricultural companies.
The USDA says over the first four months of 2017, Mexican imports of U.S. soybean meal-used to feed poultry and livestock dropped 15%.
Shipments of U.S. chicken meat fell 11%, the biggest decline for the period since 2003. U.S. corn exports to Mexico declined 6%. Mexico is the largest U.S. export market for those commodities.

Companies that use real vanilla from plantations in places like Madagascar are feeling the squeeze amid the current frenzy for “all-natural” products.

NPR reports because of all the work that goes into growing vanilla, many farmers gave up and food companies turned toward using artificial flavoring like vanillin instead.

But customers are reading labels and demanding natural and organic vanilla, leading to a shortage.