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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)


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)