January 19, 2020

USDA-DOJ Ag Competition Workshop; Climate Change; Trade; Budget-Crop Insurance; and Animal Agriculture

USDA-DOJ Ag Competition Workshop

William Neuman reported on Friday at The New York Times Online that, “The attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., traveled to the heart of Midwestern farm country on Friday to declare that the Obama administration was serious about rooting out anticompetitive practices in agriculture.

“‘Is today’s agricultural industry suffering from a lack of free and fair competition in the marketplace? That’s the central question,’ Mr. Holder said.

“He spoke at an unusual public meeting called to discuss the concerns of some farmers and ranchers that a few large companies had come to dominate many agricultural markets, controlling the seed that farmers plant and the milk they sell and the livestock ranchers raise.”