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OCM to Co-Sponsor 2002 Livestock Price Crisis Meeting in Omaha

OCM, R-CALF USA, and the Nebraska Cattlemen's Association will hold the 2002 Livestock Price Crisis Meeting in Omaha on May 11. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn (near Interstate 80) in Ford Hall. This will be a solution-based discussion. All U.S. cattle and hog producers are invited to attend.

The meeting will provide a forum for producers to address the price crisis and to discuss problems and solutions relating to the following topics:
1. Packer/processor market power;
2. Retail supermarket power; and
3. Futures markets.

Invited Presenters (subject to change):
Senator Chuck Grassley & Senator Tim Johnson, Nebraska elected officials
Robert Taylor, Auburn University
Roger McEowen, Kansas State University
David Domina, cattle producer, attorney
David Balto, former FTC attorney
Fred Stokes and Michael Stumo, Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM)
Leo McDonnell, R-CALF USA
David Burkholder, Nebraska Cattlemen
Significant open microphone period

The Organization for Competitive Markets is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit group of farmers, ranchers, academics, attorneys, and policy makers dedicated to reclaiming the agricultural marketplace for independent farmers, ranchers and rural communities.

For more information contact Fred Stokes at (662) 476-5568 or Michael C. Stumo at (860) 379-6199, or visit the OCM Web site.

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