Food and Agriculture

Market power in key parts of the agricultural supply chain, including sellers of genetic traits and retail groceries and buyers of meat, poultry, and dairy processing, are harming competition, consumers, and farmers in a critical sector of the U.S. economy. Lax enforcement of antitrust laws and statutes governing agricultural market conduct has aggravated these conditions. While more general reform of agricultural policy is important, enforcement of antitrust laws that seek to ensure fair, open, and efficient markets in agricultural products is essential.