AAI’s Foer and Moss to Address Threats to Competition in Agricultural Markets at OCM Annual Conference

Jul 10 2009

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.

“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.

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 Trial 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; Kyle Steigert, University of Wisconsin; Gregory Gundlach, University of North Florida; and Bart Chilton, Commissioner with the U. S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Carstensen and Gundlach are Senior Fellows of the AAI.

A single fee of $50 includes registration, luncheon and banquet.  Registration forms are available for download here.