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Competition in Agriculture Symposium: Comments of Mike Sykuta

Learn from history, don’t repeat it.

Antitrust laws originated in Midwest states like Missouri in the late 1880s when small farmers banded together in the face of falling agricultural commodity prices to stand against the competitive pressures of larger, more efficient farming operations. Over a century later, it is, as Yogi Berra said, “déjà vu all over again.”

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