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Comment Number: AGW-14392-b

From: Letzler, Kenneth A.


                                Kenneth A. Letzler
                                Kenneth.Letzler@aporter.com

                                202.942.5921
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December 31, 2009

 

Via Hand Delivery
Department of Justice
Antitrust Division

450 5th Street NW Suite 11700

Washington, D.C. 20001

 

Re: Comments Regarding Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy

 

Dear Sir or Madam:

Enclosed please find two paper copies of a paper, "Competition and Innovation in American Agriculture: A Response to the American Antitrust Institute's 'Transgenic Seed Platforms: Competition Between a Rock and a Hard Place?'" The paper was prepared by Arnold & Porter LLP and Cornerstone Research on behalf of Monsanto Company for consideration in connection with the upcoming workshops concerning competition in the agricultural industry.

An electronic copy of the paper in native Microsoft Word format has been emailed to agriculturalworkshops@usdoj.gov.

We hope you find the paper useful.

                      Sincerely,

                      Kenneth Letzler
                      Jonathan Gleklen

cc: Vandy Howell, Dina Older Aguilar
(Cornerstone Research)