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Public Workshops

Agriculture and Antitrust Enforcement Issues in Our 21st Century Economy

Workshop Information

In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held five joint public workshops to explore competition issues affecting the agricultural sector in the 21st century and the appropriate role for antitrust and regulatory enforcement in that industry.

For more information, see the workshop page.


Press Releases

December 8, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Competition Workshop Focused on Margins in the Agriculture Supply Chain

December 3, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Agenda for December 8 Margins Workshop - Workshop to be Held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

November 15, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Registration for Competition Workshop in Washington, D.C. - December 8 Workshop on Margins to be Held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

August 27, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Workshop Focused on Competition Issues in the Livestock Industry - Fort Collins, Colo., Workshop is the Fourth of Five on Competition Issues in Agriculture

August 20, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Agenda for August 27 Livestock Workshop in Colorado - Workshop to Be Held at Colorado State University

August 2, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Registration for August 27 Livestock Workshop in Colorado - Workshop to Be Held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins

June 25, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Hold Workshop Focused on Competition Issues in the Dairy Industry - Madison, Wis., Workshop is the Third of Five on Competition Issues in Agriculture

June 21, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Agenda for June 25 Dairy Workshop - Workshop to Be Held at University of Wisconsin - Madison

June 4, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Dairy Workshop on June 25 in Wisconsin - Workshop to Be Held at University of Wisconsin - Madison

May 14, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Schedule and Panelists for Agriculture Workshop in Alabama - Poultry Workshop to Be Held at the Ernest L. Knight Reception Center at Alabama A&M University

April 26, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Poultry Workshop on May 21 in Alabama - Workshop to Be Held at Alabama A&M University in Normal

March 26, 2010

Assistant Attorney General Christine Varney to Participate in Meeting with Dairy Farmers and Consumers in New York

March 12, 2010

DOJ and USDA Hold First-Ever Workshop on Competition Issues in Agriculture - First of Five Workshops Features Discussion on Competitive Dynamics in the Seed Industry, Trends in Contracting, Transparency, and Buyer Power

March 10, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Announce Updated Schedule for Agriculture Workshop on March 12 in Iowa - Initial Workshop to Be Held in Ankeny, Iowa, at FFA Enrichment Center at Des Moines Area Community College

February 23, 2010

Department of Justice and USDA Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry to Begin March 12 in Iowa - Initial Workshop to Be Held in Ankeny, Iowa, at Des Moines Area Community College, FFA Enrichment Center

November 13, 2009

Justice Department and USDA Set Dates for Workshops to Explore Competition and Regulatory Issues in the Agriculture Industry - Workshops to Be Held in Alabama, Colorado, Iowa, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin

August 5, 2009

Justice Department and USDA to Hold Public Workshops to Explore Competition Issues in the Agriculture Industry - Workshops Will Promote Open Dialogue on Legal and Economic Issues in the Agriculture Industry

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