Farmers union welcomes DOJ action on antitrust

Jun 25, 2024

Increased enforcement for fair competition in agriculture


The National Farmers Union (NFU) is celebrating a victory for America's family farmers and ranchers. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a significant expansion of its efforts to address anticompetitive practices within the agricultural sector.

This initiative involves increased staffing for the Antitrust Division, specifically dedicated to enforcing antitrust laws related to agriculture. A new team of lawyers will be established in Chicago to focus on competition and fairness issues within agricultural supply chains.

The NFU President, Rob Larew, expressed strong support for this move. He highlighted the importance of fair competition for the success of family farms. The NFU's Farmers for Fairness campaign has been advocating for addressing these concerns, and the DOJ's announcement is a significant step forward.

A competitive marketplace is essential for the long-term health and sustainability of American agriculture. The DOJ's increased focus on antitrust enforcement in agriculture aligns with the goals of the National Farmers Union and offers hope for a fairer playing field for farmers and ranchers.

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