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AMI Testifies Against Agribusiness Antitrust Legislation

Monday, October 2, 2000

In testimony before the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee September 28, AMI President J. Patrick Boyle said proposed agribusiness antitrust bills would dilute current federal antitrust enforcement, unfairly target the agribusiness community and politicize antitrust enforcement. Boyle’s testimony addressed S. 2411, "The Ranchers and Cattlemen’s Fair Competition Act," introduced by Sens. Tom Daschle (D-ND) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and S.2252, "The Agriculture Competition Enhancement Act," introduced by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Both bills would limit mergers and business alliances among agribusinesses and could price U.S. meat products out of international markets, Boyle testified. Click here for AMI's testimony.


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