(202) 526-2726 cffeinfo@gmail.com

Dear Mr. Lepore,

The Campaign for Family Farms and the Environment is a coalition of state and national organizations, including Dakota Rural Action (SD), Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, Land Stewardship Project (MN), Missouri Rural Crisis Center, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. We work together to change the policies propping up corporate factory farms that are putting independent livestock producers out of business, extracting wealth from our rural communities, and polluting our land, water, and air. We are writing to respectfully request that the Department of Justice oppose the early termination of the antitrust examination and undertake a second review of the proposed acquisition of Sanderson Farms by Cargill and Continental Grain Company.