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Antitrust Review Sought for JBS Takeover of XL Beef Units

About 40 agricultural and consumer groups have asked the U.S. Justice Department for an expanded, in-depth antitrust review of the possible takeover of XL Four Star Beef Holdings in the United States by Greeley, CO-based JBS, USA. The request came in a Dec. 21 letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Renata B. Hesse, the… Continue Reading

Letter from the Editor: Antitrust

As the joint DOJ/USDA workshop on antitrust issues in the meat industry got underway in Fort Collins, CO Friday morning, Attorney General Eric Holder said something that caught my attention. These hearings are about concentration in the beef and pork industries, and about whether the four ownership groups that control more than 80 percent or… Continue Reading