US Pledges Stricter Scrutiny of Agribusiness

Law360, New York (August 7, 2009, 4:53 PM EDT) -- Determined to ramp up U.S. antitrust enforcement, the Obama administration has promised to take a closer look at the competition issues facing the agriculture industry amid fears that small farmers are being shut out due to a few large players that control everything.

On Friday, Philip Weiser, deputy assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division promised a careful examination of the agricultural marketplace as the administration prepares to embark on a series of nationwide workshops next year in conjunction with the U.S....
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