Ag Workshops: Initial Comments Listed Alphabetically

The Antitrust Division and the Department of Agriculture issued a call for public comments when they announced their plan to hold a number of workshops on competition issues in agriculture. Over 15,000 comments from farmers, consumers, academics, elected officials, and industry organizations were submitted.

This page contains an alphabetical listing of the initial comments.

Related pages:

  1. 14 State Attorneys General (General)
  2. American Antitrust Institute (Farming)
  3. American Farm Bureau Federation (General)
  4. American Independent Dairy Alliance (Dairy)
  5. American Meat Institute (Livestock)
  6. American Seed Trade Association (Farming)
  7. American Soybean Association (Farming)
  8. Trudy Bialic (General)
  9. Brian Buhr (University of Minnesota) (Livestock)
  10. California Farmers Union & California Dairy Campaign (Dairy)
  11. Gary Callahan (Farming)
  12. Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform (Poultry)
  13. Peter Carstensen (University of Wisconsin) (General)
  14. Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation (Livestock)
  15. Jean-Paul Chavas (University of Wisconsin) (Dairy)
  16. Chad Dane (Farming)
  17. Dean Foods (Dairy)
  18. Tommy Dell (Farming)
  19. Manuela Dias (Dairy)
  20. Michael Dicks (Oklahoma State University) (Poultry)
  21. David Domina (Livestock)
  22. DuPont/Pioneer Hi-Bred International (Farming)
  23. Farmer to Farmer Campaign (Farming)
  24. Food & Water Watch (General)
  25. Roy Fortenberry (Poultry)
  26. Global Development and Environment Institute (Livestock)
  27. Joseph T. Hansen (United Food and Commercial Workers International Union) (General)
  28. Clark Hinsdale (Dairy)
  29. Indepedent Professional Seed Association (Farming)
  30. International Center for Law and Economics (Farming)
  31. International Dairy Foods Association (Dairy)
  32. Iowa Attorney General's Office (Livestock)
  33. Iowa Farmers Union (Farming)
  34. Mark Jenner (Poultry)
  35. Pam Johnson (Farming)
  36. Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway (Farming)
  37. Pat Kilsdonk (Dairy, Livestock)
  38. Stephen Koontz (Colorado St. University) (Livestock)
  39. Louis Kuster (Farming)
  40. Alan Lewis (Livestock)
  41. Many Organizations (Poultry)
  42. Robert Martin (Pew Environment Group) (Livestock)
  43. Jon T. McConaughy (Livestock)
  44. Monsanto Company (Farming)
  45. Carole Morison (Poultry)
  46. Keith Mudd (Farming)
  47. National Cattlemen's Beef Association (Livestock)
  48. National Chicken Council (Poultry)
  49. National Corn Growers Association (Farming)
  50. National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (General)
  51. National Farmers Union (General)
  52. National Meat Association (Livestock)
  53. National Milk Producers Federation (Dairy)
  54. National Pork Producers Council (Livestock)
  55. National Turkey Federation (Poultry)
  56. Netherlands Competition Authority (General)
  57. Organic Seed Alliance (Farming)
  58. Organization for Competitive Markets (General)
  59. Richard R. Oswald (Farming, General)
  60. Pesticide Action Network North America (Farming)
  61. R-CALF USA (Livestock)
  62. Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (Livestock)
  63. Bill Rowell (Dairy)
  64. Gerald Schreiber (Livestock)
  65. Guanming Shi (University of Wisconsin) (Farming)
  66. Art Silva (Dairy)
  67. Gilles Stockton (Livestock)
  68. Christine Sukalski (Dairy)
  69. United States Cattlemen's Association (Livestock)
  70. Vermont Senate Committee on Agriculture (Dairy)
  71. John Vetne (Dairy)
  72. Virginia Delegate Lynwood Lewis (Farming)
  73. Clem Ward (Oklahoma State University) (Livestock)
  74. Western Organization of Resource Councils (Livestock)
  75. Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation (Dairy)
  76. Wisconsin Farmers Union (General)
  77. Philip Witmer (Dairy)
  78. Bryan Wolfe (Dairy)

Note: The Division makes every effort to reproduce comments accurately on this Web site. We converted some comments into text using optical character recognition (OCR) technology and then tested for accuracy. Nevertheless, some differences may exist between the original document and the text version on this Web site. The PDF images of these documents most accurately reflect the original submissions; we provide an HTML or an accessible PDF version for browsing, accessibility, and searching. Due to public demand, some comments may appear on our Web site before the availability of an accessible version. If you have accessibility concerns or require assistance, send an e-mail to Include your contact information and the comment Web address (URL) and identify the content in question.

Updated July 22, 2015

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