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DOJ USDA Antitrust Workshop - Livestock Issues: Fort Collins, Colorado

Submitted by Food Democracy Now on August 27, 2010 - 6:25pm

Once again farmers and ranchers from across the country are gathering to present.

 


THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 2010                                                          (202) 514-2007

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*******MEDIA ADVISORY*******

ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER AND AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK

TO PARTICIPATE IN LIVESTOCK WORKSHOP AND HOLD PRESS AVAILABILITY IN COLORADO

                WASHINGTON U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will participate in the fourth joint DOJ/USDA agriculture and competition workshop and hold a press availability in Fort Collins, Colo., on FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010.  Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack will deliver opening remarks for the workshop at 8:30 A.M. MDT and participate in a roundtable discussion at 8:45 A.M. MDT.

        WHO:    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

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              U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
                                                

        WHAT:   Opening remarks and keynote roundtable discussion at the fourth joint
                DOJ/USDA agriculture and competition workshop

        WHEN:    FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
        8:30 A.M. MDT/10:30 A.M. EDT

        WHERE:  Main Ballroom
                    The Lory Student Center
                    Colorado State University
                            1101 Centre Avenue Mall
                            Fort Collins, Colo.
                           OPEN PRESS

NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Media who wish to attend the workshop should register at www.conferences.colostate.edu/LiveStockWorkshop.  Media may begin arriving at 7:00 A.M. MDT.  Cameras and other equipment for the workshop must be pre-set by 8:00 A.M. MDT in the Main Ballroom for a security sweep.  Press inquiries regarding logistics at the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University should be directed to Brad Bohlander at Brad.Bohlander@colostate.edu or 970-491-1545.

        At the conclusion of the roundtable discussion, Attorney General Holder and Secretary Vilsack will hold a press availability at 10:00 A.M. MDT

        WHO:    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
                        U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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        WHAT:   Press availability

        WHEN:    FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
        10:00 A.M. MDT/12:00 P.M. EDT

        WHERE:  Long’s Peak Dining Room
                     The Lory Student Center
                     Colorado State University
                             1101 Centre Avenue Mall
                            Fort Collins, Colo.
           OPEN PRESS

NOTE:  All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials.  Media who wish to attend the workshop should register at www.conferences.colostate.edu/LiveStockWorkshop.  Print media may begin arriving for the press availability at 9:30 A.M. MDT.  Cameras and other equipment must be pre-set by 8:00 A.M. MDT in the Main Ballroom for a security sweep.  At the conclusion of the roundtable discussion, cameras and other equipment will have approximately 15 minutes to relocate from the workshop room to the press availability room and be pre-set in the press availability room by 10:00 A.M. MDT.  Press inquiries regarding logistics at the Lory Student Center at Colorado State University should be directed to Brad Bohlander at Brad.Bohlander@colostate.edu or 970-491-1545.

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