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Antitrust in Agriculture

Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $25.00


Deadline to Register:  Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Minnesota is a leading agricultural and cooperative business state.  Recently, a number of nationwide antitrust lawsuits have focused on agriculture, including cases involving the mushroom, cranberry, potato, egg, and dairy industries.  One of the central issues in most of these cases has been the limits of the Capper-Volstead Act, which has exempted agricultural cooperatives from federal antitrust laws since 1922.  Framers of the Capper-Volstead Act sought to empower farmers to bargain more effectively and to bring their products to market more efficiently.  However, as the size and success of agricultural cooperatives has increased, concerns about monopolization have been raised, as highlighted by a series of workshops hosted in 2010 by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Agriculture that focused on competition in the agriculture industry. Presenters will discuss current agricultural antitrust actions in U.S. District Court and the relevancy of the Capper-Volstead Act to today’s agriculture.

Bill Oemichen, President and CEO, Cooperative Network
Gretta Hanson, Legal Counsel, Land O’Lakes
Michael Lindsay, Attorney at Dorsey & Whitney LLP, focused on antitrust litigation and counseling

CLE Credits:
2.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 195413 

Remote Attendance:
Remote attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Thursday, September 18.

Business Law or Antitrust Law Section Member:  $15
MSBA Member but not a member of either the Business or Antitrust Sections:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00
Law Students: Free

Join the Business Law or Antitrust Law Section:  MSBA members who are not members of either the Business or Antitrust Law Sections can join either section & attend this CLE for FREE.  Pay the 12-month dues and your section membership will be valid thru June 30, 2015.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

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Questions?  Contact:
Sue Bores l l 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.