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A group of farmers has filed a federal antitrust case against several big agricultural companies

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A group of farmers has filed a federal antitrust case against several big agricultural companies

VERBATIM: The farmers contend the companies worked together to ban e-commerce sales in order to keep prices for seeds, fertilizer and other chemicals artificially high. The farmers are seeking class-action status and they want a judge to force the companies to give up “unlawful profits” and pay compensation to those impacted by the high prices. Similar lawsuits have been filed in other states. Odessa Hines, a spokesperson for defendant BASF Agricultural Solutions, says the allegations don’t indicate anything except a competitive market….JH reporting.

 

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