The Aftermath of the Sherman Act on the Road to Agriculture’s Magna Carta

  • Glynn McBride


In considering whether the Sherman Act served the purpose for which it was intended, especially from the standpoint of agriculture, let’s review what the Act does. As seen in Fig. 4.1, it declared that

Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of trade or commerce among the several States, or with foreign nations, is hereby declared to be illegal.


Capital Stock Federal Trade Commission District Court Agricultural Cooperative Antitrust Policy 
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© The AVI Publishing Company, Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glynn McBride
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  1. 1.Department of Agricultural EconomicsMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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