The Departments of Justice and Agriculture are hosting their next antitrust workshop in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, June 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. While the event is focused on antitrust in dairy, this is an important opportunity to remind the agencies that seed industry concentration is harming farmers, small businesses, and consumers, and we need meaningful action. See our recent letter to DOJ-USDA detailing the consequences of seed industry concentration.
In March, OSA reported live from the first antitrust workshop in Iowa. (If you missed it, we reported on the morning farmer panel, afternoon seed panel, patent discussion, and even provided some pictures. Find the full transcript from the event here.)
Can you attend the meeting in Wisconsin? If so, here’s what you need to know:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
800 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1419
3. Attend community workshops and other events beginning Thursday, June 24. (One of the workshops will provide an update on the legal and regulatory issues regarding GE alfalfa.)
4. Send this information to your friends, family and colleagues.
5. Check back to Seed Broadcast for more updates throughout the week.