Dr. C. Robert Taylor is the Alfa Eminent Scholar (Distinguished University Professor) in Agricultural Economics and Public Policy in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. Prior to joining the Auburn faculty in 1988, he held faculty positions at the University of Illinois, Texas A&M University, and Montana State University. He has conducted applied research on a wide variety of topics, including market concentration, conservation, buyer power, bioenergy, and sustainable agriculture. He has authored or coauthored 5 books and over 200 articles and reports. He has testified to Congress on concentration and consolidation of the food system and, in 2010, was invited by the U.S. Department of Justice and USDA to testify at two of their Joint Workshops on Competition Issues in Agriculture.