… Scott Bennet is the Director of Congressional Relations and says the joint initiative between the Department of Justice and USDA brings fairness to the industry… 

 

 

AFBF says DOJ, USDA initiative gives producers a voice in anti-competitive behavior

 

By Kellan Heavican, Brownfield

January 7, 2022

 

The American Farm Bureau says producers have an additional platform to share concerns about anti-trust violations in the packing industry.

 

Scott Bennet is the Director of Congressional Relations and says the joint initiative between the Department of Justice and USDA brings fairness to the industry. “We see that as a great move forward and provides additional transparency so that producers that feel that they are suffering from violations from those competition laws now have an avenue direct to the Department of Justice to air their concerns.”

 

Bennet says within the next 30 days, the two agencies will have a portal open where producers can report competition law violations.

 

Bennet tells Brownfield neither agency has given an update on pending investigations. “We don’t expect just the end of an investigation with a bow on top delivered to us,” Bennet says...

 

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