Agriculture Cos. Brace For More Antitrust Scrutiny

By Jacqueline Bell (February 11, 2010, 2:25 PM EST) -- With federal regulators set to take a renewed look at competition issues in the U.S. agriculture business this year, many are betting that a significant uptick in antitrust enforcement and a closer look at new mergers in the industry is sure to follow.

A series of five workshops examining antitrust issues in agriculture, organized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is set to kick off next month, designed as a sort of listening tour for regulators looking to stir up debate about competition issues that may be lurking in everything from the development of new...

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