USDA Seeks Public Comment to Identify Anti-Competitive Market Structures and Practices in Fertilizer, Seed and Agricultural Inputs, and Retail Markets

On March 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched a public inquiry aimed at addressing farmers’ and ranchers’ growing concerns regarding seeds and agricultural inputs, fertilizer, and retail markets. The requests for information stem from the July 9, from the July 9, 2021, Executive Order on “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”

USDA is seeking information specifically on:

The comment periods are open for 60 days. Comments can be submitted to regulations.gov and must be received no later than May 16, 2022