September 15, 2020

#78 What Seeds Need to Be Sown? The Role of Antitrust in Agriculture

Link to Our Curious Amalgam Page: https://podcast.ourcuriousamalgam.com/episode/78-what-seeds-need-sown-role-antitrust-agriculture/

Agriculture sits at the center of the U.S. economy and has witnessed increased consolidation in the last several decades. How can antitrust law and merger policy protect competition in agriculture, from fair terms for seed purchasers to ensuring ample processors? Mark Tobey, former special counsel for agriculture at the U.S. Department of Justice, joins Tammy Zhu and John Roberti to discuss the past, present, and future of competition concerns in agriculture. Listen to this episode to learn how to analyze an agricultural merger and issues to spot when negotiating an agtech partnership.

Related Links:

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/atr/legacy/2012/05/16/283291.pdf

Hosted by:

Tammy Zhu, Legal Counsel, Medallia, Inc. and John Roberti, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP