Johnathan HettingerReporter for Investigate Midwest
Johnathan Hettinger reports on pesticides and pesticide companies for Investigate Midwest.
Large donors can put universities in potentially awkward positions when faculty conclusions conflict with the interests of those benefactors. Data collected by Harvest Public Media and Investigate Midwest show corporations have given at least $170 million to ag colleges in the past decade.
TIAA-CREF invests heavily in farmland, so it paid a university to research it.