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Agriculture Group Opposes Dow-DuPont Merger

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The Dow-DuPont merger is being challenged by three agricultural advocacy groups over potential anti-trust violations.

The American Antitrust Institute, Food and Water Watch and the National Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S Attorney General’s Office.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that they say that the merger would result in a consolidation of any already shrinking industry.

They argued that it could result in higher prices and a reduction in choices for farmers and consumers.

A DuPont spokesman told the paper that the company believes the deal will be “pro-competitive and good for farmers and consumers.”

In addition, he said the company was confident that the federal authorities would fully review the deal…given its size and complexity.

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.