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Livestock Market Concentration Workshop Held in CO

August 28, 2010

On Friday, August 27, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, presided over joint USDA and Department of Justice hearings to examine competition in the livestock market.   Held in Fort Collins, Colorado, this was the fourth in a series of workshops to discuss market consolidation and market transparency.   According to the Greely Tribune, about 2000 farmers, ranchers and meat packers attended the hearing which included a round-table discussion with federal and state officials, two panels of farmers and ranchers and public testimony.

Videos and transcripts from the workshop will be available for review at a later date on this page on Antitrust Division’s website.  Individuals seeking more information on the workshops can contact agriculturalworkshops@usdoj.gov or visit this web page.

Categories: Competition & Anti-trust, Conservation, Energy & Environment, Local & Regional Food Systems

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