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Nebraska Joins Lawsuit Against Pesticide Makers for Anticompetitive Practices

FTC and AGs Allege Pesticide Manufacturers Pay Off Distributorsto Reduce Competition, Increase Prices for Farmers

Attorney General Doug Peterson has joined a bipartisan group of 10 states and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in filing a lawsuit against pesticide makers Syngenta and Corteva, alleging anticompetitive practices that have harmed farmers.

The complaint, filed on Thursday, September 29, 2022, in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina, accuses the defendants of using “loyalty programs” with pesticide distributors to exclude generic competitors from the market. The programs reward distributors for s...

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