USDA Partners with States to Address Anticompetition in Food Industry

The collaboration will create a framework to support competition in the marketplace.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a partnership with state attorneys general to address anticompetitive practices within food and agricultural marketplaces. A bipartisan group of 31 attorneys general agreed to help establish this framework, which will empower state-level governments to more thoroughly address price gouging, conflicts of interest, and oversized businesses crowding out small businesses.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “By placing necessary resources where they are needed most and helping states identify and address anticompetitive and anti-consumer behavior, in partnership with federal authorities, through these cooperative agreements we can ensure a more robust and competitive agricultural sector.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack to seek God’s direction as he heads the effort to increase competition in the food industry.
  • For the state attorneys general to be discerning as they engage in establishing the framework to enhance agricultural competition.
  • For farmers, ranchers, and other food producers as they seek to provide food for the nation.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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