WASHINGTON, April 24 The United States
Department of Agriculture will hold a press conference at 2:15
p.m. ET (1815 GMT), a spokesman said on Tuesday.
The spokesman declined to comment on the topic of the
Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange fell
by as much as the 3-cent-per-lb daily limit on Tuesday on fund
liquidation and selling stemming from rumors that a case of mad
cow disease was discovered in California, traders said. It was
not known if the press conference was linked to the rumor.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bob Burgdorfer)