Industry Structure

AMI Memos/Informational Memorandum
AMI Statement on Ag Economists' Debate Over Packer Ownership Ban (March 13, 2002)

AMI Cover Letter: Response to the House Agriculture Committee's Questionnaire Regarding Livestock Markets (September 20, 2002)

Response to the House Agriculture Committee's Questionnaire Regarding Livestock Markets (September 20, 2002)

Amius Curiae Brief in Weyerhaeuser Company v. Ross-Simmons Hardwood Lumber Inc.

Industry Structure and Livestock Ownership Legislation


Correspondence
Producer Opposition to Competition Title in the Farm Bill, Senate (November 6, 2001)

Processor Opposition to Competition Title in the Farm Bill, Sen. Craig Thomas (November 5, 2001)

Cattlemen's Alliance Coalition Letter (January 25, 2002)

Response to Rep. Tom Latham's Draft Legislation (March 14, 2003)


Comments
Comments on Economic Impacts of Proposed Packer Ownership Legislation (January 14, 2002)

GIPSA Study on Packer Ownership of Livestock (July 2, 2003)


Presentations
Radio Address: John Block Reports From Washington (January 9, 2002)


Legislation
Issue Briefing: Amendment (S. Amdt. 2534) Prohibiting Packer Ownership, Feeding and Control of Livestock (January 2002)

Craig Amendment to the Farm Bill on Economic Impact Study

Johnson Amendment Banning Packer Ownership

S. 1044 Captive Supply Reform Act (May 2003)



Research Reports
Managing for Today's Cattle Market and Beyond, Packer Concentration and Captive Supplies
Oklahoma State University, Kansas State University (1994)


Beef Industry Packer Market Concentration and Cattle Prices
General Accounting Office, 1990


Statement of David Turetsky, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, before the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, U.S. Sentate (8/1995)

Concentration in the Red Meat Packing Industry
Packers and Stockyards Program, GIPSA, USDA (1996)


Effects of Concentration on Prices Paid for Cattle
Packers and Stockyards Programs, GIPSA, USDA (1996)


Agricultural Concentration
James Mintert, Ph.D., Department of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University (1998)


Packer Concentration, Captive Supplies and Feed Cattle Prices
John D. Lawrence, Director, Iowa Beef Center (1998)


Econometric Analysis of Fed Cattle Procurement in the Texas Panhandle
Iowa State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1999)


Packer Concentration and Captive Supplies
Clement E. Ward, Oklahoma State University (1999)


U.S. Beef Industry: Cattle Cycles, Price Spreads and Packer Concentration
Economic Research Service, USDA (1999)


USDA Actions on Concentration
USDA (1999)


Vertical Coordination in the Pork and Broiler Industries: Implications for Pork and Chicken Products
Economic Research Service, USDA (1999)


Consolidation in U.S. Meatpacking
Economic Research Service, USDA (1999)


Structural Change and Competition in Seven U.S. Food Markets
Economic Research Service, USDA (2000)


Structural Change and Competition in U.S. Chicken and Turkey Slaughter
Economic Research Service, USDA (2000)


FoodReview: Understanding Structural Change in the Food Industry
Economic Research Service, USDA (2000)


Statement of JoAnn Waterfield, Deputy Administrator, Packers and Stockyards Programs, GIPSA, USDA, before the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development and Related Agencies (2001)

Comments on Economic Impacts of Proposed Legislation to Prohibit Beef and Pork Packer Ownership, Feeding or Control of Livestock (2002)

Consolidation in Meatpacking: Causes and Concerns
Economic Research Service, USDA (2000)

Controversies in Livestock Pricing
Economic Research Service, USDA (2002)


The U.S. Food Marketing System, 2002: Competition, Coordination and Technological Innovations in the 21st Century
Economic Research Service, USDA (2002)


Vertical Coordination of Marketing Systems: Lessons from the Poultry, Egg and Pork Industries
Economic Research Service, USDA (2002)


Where's the Beef? Small Farms Produce Majority of Cattle
Economic Research Service, USDA (2002)


Economic and Structural Relationships in U.S. Hog Production
Economic Research Service, USDA (2003)


Interstate Livestock Movement
Economic Research Service, USDA (2003)


Technological Changes in Beef and Pork Production: Effects on Marketing Margins and Prices
John M. Marsh, Gary W. Brester, Department of Agricultural Economics, Montana State University (2003)


U.S. Hog and Poultry Marketing: Similar Paths, Similar Outcomes?
Economic Research Service, USDA (2003)


Agricultural Concentration
USDA (2004)


Market Integration of the North American Animal Producers Complex
Economic Research Service, USDA (2005)


Spot and Alternative Marketing Arrangements in the Livestock and Meat Industries
GIPSA, USDA (2005)


Structural Changes in the Meat, Poultry, Dairy, and Grain Processing Industries
Economic Research Service, USDA (2005)


Effect of Food Industry Mergers and Acquisitions on Employement and Wages
Economic Research Service, USDA (2005)


Food Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Lead to Higher Labor Productivity
Economic Research Service, USDA (2006)


Livestock and Meat Marketing Study Final Reports
GIPSA, USDA (2007)


Antitrust Modernization Commission: Report and Recommendations (2007)


Testimony
AMI Testimony Before Senate Subcommittee on Agribusiness Antitrust Bills (May 17, 2001)

AMI Testimony Before Senate Agriculture Committee on Packer Ownership (July 16, 2002)

Senate Committee on Judiciary South Dakota Field Hearing (August 23, 2002)

Press Releases/Statements

AMI News Story: AMI Guest Opinion: Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock Would "Set America's Meat Industry Back Decades", February 14, 2008

AMI News Story: AMI Guest Editorial: Packer Ownership of Livestock Helps Meet Consumer Demands, February 11, 2008

AMI News Story: In Roll Call Ad, AMI Shows Capitol Hill Absurdity of Efforts to Ban Meat Packers' Ability to Own Livestock, June 26, 2007

AMI News Story: AMI Says Ban on Packer Ownership of Livestock "Detrimental to Entire Livestock Sector", April 19, 2007

AMI News Story: AMI Guest Editorial: "Agriculture Marketing Agreements: A Vital Tool", March 20, 2007

AMI News Story: AMI Urgers Broader Scope for USDA/GIPSA Packer Ownership Ban Study, July 3, 2003

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