OCM Annual Conference To Confront Threats To Market Competition


The Organization for Competitive Markets will hold its annual conference and membership meeting, Aug. 7 – 8 in St. Louis, Mo., at the Westin St. Louis Hotel. The conference theme will be the essence of OCM’s mission, “Confronting the Threats to Market Competition”. A single fee of $50 includes registration, luncheon and banquet.

“This is going to be a hard-hitting conference in which we will make our case to administration officials who can do something about our situation”, said Randy Stevenson, OCM President.

Attending and speaking at the conference will be J. Dudley Butler, Administrator of the USDA Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administration; Philip J. Weiser, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust; Bart Chilton, commissioner with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Quindi Franco, Senior Analyst with the U. S. Government Accountability Office. We are also inviting a representative from the Federal Trade Commission.

David Domina, founding OCM member and Lead Trail Counsel for the Plaintiffs in Picket v. Tyson Foods, will deliver the keynote address and Albert Foer, President of The American Antitrust Institute will be our luncheon speaker.

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; Diana Moss, American Antitrust Institute; Gregory Gundlach, University of North Florida; and Bart Chilton, Commissioner with the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Mark your calendar and join us in St. Louis on Aug. 7 as we re-structure agricultural markets to work for farmers and ranchers.