After 100 days of a new Congress and new administration, join us to learn how the issues and political appointments that affect the meat industry are shaping up. 

From antitrust to climate policy and the congressional agenda, our expert speakers will take a look at the topics of interest to the meat industry. 

Barry Nigro, former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division responsible for criminal and civil enforcement, will discuss:

  • What to expect from the new political leadership at the antitrust agencies and their views of the meat industry
  • Managing antitrust enforcement risk under the Biden Administration
  • Possible use of the Packer and Stockyards Act of 1921 to address competition concerns
  • Evolving views of the antitrust agencies on mergers, including increased concerns about vertical integration in agricultural industries

 

Martha Scott Poindexter, Minority Staff Director of the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutrition, will share her expertise and address:

  • Actions taken in the Senate in the first 100 days 
  • The state of political appointments and confirmation of top officials at USDA and other agencies with industry influence
  • The future of the Growing Climate Solutions Act and what it means for U.S. agriculture
  • Congressional discussions on school lunch, trade and port issues, inspection, and other issues affecting the industry

 

 This event is generously sponsored by Bioenergy Devco