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National Farmers Union Plans To Fight Monopolies In Agriculture

National Farmers Union (NFU), a national organization advocating on behalf of nearly 200,000 American farm families and their communities, launched Fairness for Farmers.  The campaign...
The Rise (and Rise) of Concerns With Bargaining Power Imbalances: A Look at The Accc's Perishable Agricultural Goods Report

The Rise (and Rise) of Concerns With Bargaining Power Imbalances: A...

Hard bargaining between two trading parties operating at different levels of the supply chain can be consistent with competitive markets and can deliver benefits...
Consolidation and Concentration in Agricultural Biotechnology: Next Generation Competition Issues

Competitive Edge: Big Ag’s Monopsony Problem: How Market Dominance Harms U.S....

By: Hiba Hafiz & Nathan Miller (Washington Center for Equitable Growth) Agricultural markets are among the most highly concentrated in the United States. The markets...

Antitrust Developments in Food and Pharma

Posted by Social Science Research Network Antitrust Developments in Food and Pharma By John M. Connor Closing the loopholes of downstream application of the Capper-Volstead exemption in...

US: Platform Specialty Products selling agri-chem business for US$4.2b

Platform Specialty Products Corporation announced on Friday, July 20, that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Agricultural Solutions business, which consists...

South Africa: Corn millers fined for price fixing

Corn milling company Brenner Mills has agreed to pay a fine of 12 million rand (US$929,800) after being found guilty of price fixing by...

South Africa: Competition Commission pursues prosecution of seed potato supplier

The Competition Commission has asked the Competition Tribunal to prosecute Netherlands-based seed potato breeder HZPC Holland and its exclusive South African distributor Wesgro Potatoes...

APR-10(2)

In this issue: The intersection of agriculture and antitrust is the subject of recent high-level attention, as the DOJ and USDA look to unearth facts...

Competition and Dynamics in Market Structure in Corn and Soybean Seed

Bruce Dahl, William Wilson, Apr 29, 2010 There has been a sharp increase in planting of genetically modified ("GM") crops in the past decade and...

The Packers and Stockyards Act: A History of Failure to Date

Peter Carstensen, Apr 29, 2010 Congress adopted the Packers and Stockyards Act ("PSA") in 1921 to achieve two goals that antitrust law and state market...
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