In this BBC story, Bayer is said to have made a takeover bid for Monsanto. The deal, should it happen, would create the world’s largest seed & pesticide supplier. Bayer is the second-largest crop chemical producer behind Syngenta. Monsanto tried unsuccessfully to purchase Syngenta in 2015, with Syngenta accepting an offer from ChemChina (the deal is still under review). See Bayer CEO video here.