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USDA To Bolster Meatpacker Antitrust Enforcement

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) stated it will begin work on three proposals to strengthen its enforcement of the Packers and Stockyards Act....
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USDA Appointee For Fair Markets Pushes Antitrust Agenda

Newly confirmed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack turned to a leading liberal think tank for his senior adviser on fair and competitive markets, signaling high-level...

US: USDA eliminates antitrust enforcement in meatpacking

On Thursday, November 29, US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) was officially eliminated. Its functions will now be...

Merger Enforcement in U.S. Food Industry Markets

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Logan Breed, Wesley Carson, Jun 30, 2014 During the Obama Administration, the U.S. competition...

A First Principles Approach to Antitrust Enforcement in the Agricultural Industry

Geoffrey Manne, Joshua Wright, Apr 29, 2010 In March 2010, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the United States Department of Agriculture began a series...

Concentration, Contracting and Competition: Problems In Using The Packers & Stockyards...

Michael Sykuta, Apr 29, 2010 The past two decades have witnessed significant changes in the structure and organization of the agriculture sector. Virtually every stage...
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