The act authorized various kinds of agricultural producers to form voluntary co-operative associations for purposes of producing, handling and marketing farm products - that is, it exempted such associations from the application of the antitrust laws. The United States Secretary of Agriculture was given power, on his own motion, to prevent such associations from achieving and maintaining monopolies. He could hold hearings, determine facts and issue orders ultimately subject to review by federal district courts.
It is included in the United States Code as Title 7, Chapter 12, Sections 291 and 292.
Source: Dictionary of American History by James Truslow Adams, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940
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