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They use government as a

They use government as a "weapon" because they sign contracts with farmers and the farmers subsequently violate those contracts.

If you're buying seeds for say a penny each, and they result in a bushel of crops worth $1, wouldn't you spend an extra cent per seed to increase the value of your yield by an extra 50 cents a bushel?

Yes the profit margin is smaller but the overall cashflow increases since you're dealing with a limited amount of arable land. Farmers who do business with Monsanto and abide by their contracts make much more money than farmers who don't.