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DOJ Cracks Down on Koch Foods For Extorting Chicken Growers

November 9, 2023 — The Department of Justice Antitrust Division today announced new enforcement actions against Koch Foods, the fifth largest poultry processor in the U.S., for forcing chicken farmers to pay a penalty for shifting their business to one of Koch’s rivals. The penalties would require Koch to return the fees it unlawfully asked chicken growers to pay for switching. In response the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement. 

USDA Takes Steps Toward Tackling Consolidation in Agriculture

November 8, 2023 — In response to a new package of initiatives announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture today designed to promote competition — including a rule requiring enhanced transparency from contractors, a new Chief Competition Officer position, and domestic origin requirements for food assistance programs — the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement. The rule is the first in a series of forthcoming rules under the Packers and Stockyards Act. 

Climate and Economic Justice Advocates Urge FTC to Block Big Oil Consolidation

November 8, 2023 — Today, the American Economic Liberties Project, along with Climate Power, Demand Progress, Sierra Club and eighteen additional signatories—a coalition of advocates for economic and climate justice—sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission urging them to investigate and block recently proposed mega-acquisitions by Big Oil firms ExxonMobil and Chevron.

FSGG Approps Bill Must Support Enforcers, Not Kneecap Them

November 8, 2023 — With Congress set to debate the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill today—a bill containing several radical amendments to gut the funding of critical agencies and weaken important competition authorities—the American Economic Liberties released the following statement:

New CFPB Payment App Rule Will Protect Consumers and Competition

November 7, 2023 — In response to a new rule proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that would subject digital payment apps to more regulatory scrutiny, the American Economic Liberties Project released the following statement.