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Friday, July 17, 2009

Confronting the Threats to Market Competition

Posted by D. Daniel Sokol

The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) will hold its annual conference on August 7 and 8 in St. Louis, Mo., at the Westin St. Louis Hotel. American Antitrust Institute (AAI) President Bert Foer will deliver the luncheon address.  AAI Director and Vice President Diana Moss will speak on a panel discussion competition issues in the transgenic seed industry.
 
Conference attendees include J. Dudley Butler, Administrator of the USDA Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administration; Philip J. Weiser, Deputy Assistant General for Antitrust; and Quindi Franco, Senior Analyst with the U. S. Government Accountability Office.  David Domina, founding OCM member and Lead Trail Counsel for the Plaintiffs in Picket v. Tyson Foods, will deliver the keynote address. Program presenters and panelists include Bill Freese, Center for Food Safety; Bill Heffernan, University of Missouri; Mary Hendrickson, University of Missouri; Robert Taylor, Auburn University; Peter Carstensen, University of Wisconsin; Kile Steigert, University of Wisconsin; Gregory Gundlach, University of North Florida; and Bart Chilton, Commissioner with the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. 
 
A single fee of $50 includes registration, luncheon and banquet.  Registration forms are available for download
here.

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