SIX MEAT PROCESSORS PLAN WEB SITE

MINNEAPOLIS -- A group of leading meat and poultry processors -- IBP, Cargill, Incorporated and its red meat business (Excel Corporation), Smithfield Foods, Tyson Foods, Gold Kist, and Farmland Industries, Inc.'s red meat businesses (Farmland National Beef and Farmland Foods) -- have announced plans to launch an on-line, business-to-business marketplace for meat and poultry products, services, and

MINNEAPOLIS -- A group of leading meat and poultry processors -- IBP, Cargill, Incorporated and its red meat business (Excel Corporation), Smithfield Foods, Tyson Foods, Gold Kist, and Farmland Industries, Inc.'s red meat businesses (Farmland National Beef and Farmland Foods) -- have announced plans to launch an on-line, business-to-business marketplace for meat and poultry products, services, and information by this summer. The site will be a "neutral" Web-based exchange providing an

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