Capper-Volstead: 5 Things Antitrust Lawyers Need To Know

Law360, New York (October 23, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT) -- This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Capper-Volstead Act, passed in 1922 to support the nation’s agricultural cooperatives by providing them and their members with a strong immunity from the antitrust laws in order to empower farmers against the powerful entities from which they buy and to which they sell. The act is the basis upon which approximately 3,000 U.S. agricultural cooperatives — representing the majority of the nation’s 2 million farmers — organize themselves.[1]

Although the Capper-Volstead Act has survived many legal tests in...
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