The Capper Volstead Act - Recent Lessons from the Trenches
1 PM EST
The Capper Volstead Act provides a limited antitrust immunity to farmers acting together in associations to market their agricultural products. Recent summary judgment decisions in the eggs antitrust litigation in Pennsylvania could have potential implications for the future of the Capper Volstead defense in antitrust cases involving agricultural cooperatives. This panel will explore the legal issues surrounding the definition of a "farmer" protected under the Act, the effects of vertically integrated farming operations on cooperative membership, whether a grower can rely on the "good faith" belief that an association is Capper Volstead compliant, and whether supply control is permitted under the Act.
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