The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a series of listening forums to hear from those who have experienced firsthand the effects of mergers and acquisitions. Food and Agriculture is one of four sectors slated for this kind of forum. Others are Health Care, Media and Entertainment and Technology.
According to a U.S. Department of Justice news release, these forums will be held virtually “due to challenges related to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis.” The four virtual events will be held over the next three months and led by Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Kanter of the Antitrust Division and FTC Chair Lina M. Khan.
The time set for Food and Agriculture is March 28 at 3pm EDT, and the DOJ said speakers will include independent business owners, entrepreneurs, farmers, workers and other market participants.
At the conclusion of the speakers’ remarks, members of the public will have an opportunity to comment. Those who wish to participate may register to speak virtually at one of the events. DOJ says the listening forums will be open to the public, webcast on the FTC’s website, transcribed, posted online, and included as part of the public record.Back