AAI Takes Lead in Advocacy for Stronger Enforcement to Reduce Concentration and Instability in U.S. Protein Supply Chains

AAI’s research, education, and advocacy in food and agriculture spans almost two decades. AAI has opposed mergers and the growth of seller and buyer power that threatens farmers, consumers, and the stability of the food supply chains. Consolidation in meat and poultry, agricultural biotechnology, fertilizer, food processing, manufacturing, distribution, and retail grocery has created supply chains controlled by powerful firms, with few rivals in critical markets. This has enhanced seller and buyer market power, squeezing farmers and reducing choice for American consumers. AAI’s advocacy demonstrates why merger, monopoly, and cartel enforcement is key to protecting competition and supply chain safety and stability. Please visit our food and agriculture resources and recent analysis that has served to elevate competition concerns in food and agriculture and generated public policy responses from the current administration.

AAI Encourages USDA to Take More Aggressive Role in Crafting Competition Policies to Combat Concentration and Supply Chain Instability in Food and Agriculture

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