A Justice Department antitrust lawsuit against George's Inc.'s acquisition of a Harrisonburg, Va., Tyson Foods Inc. poultry plant will go to trial on Aug. 22.

The Justice Department filed the suit on May 10, saying that the acquisition will "reduce growers' ability to receive competitive prices for their services." George's called for the lawsuit to be expedited on the grounds that delaying the case could harm local poultry farmers as well as the employees of the Tyson plant.