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U.S. Begins Inquiry into Ag Antritrust

3:28 PM MDT | March 16, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week began the first in a series of workshops exploring potential antitrust violations in the U.S. agriculture industry. The meeting at Ankeny, IA is the first time U.S. regulators have scrutinized competition and regulation in the seed market, and comes amid accusations of anti-competitive practices by the sector’s market leader Monsanto. “We all know that one of the greatest threats to our economy is the erosion of free competition in our markets,” U.S. Attorney General Eric...

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