Eleven years ago a few good cattlemen stood up for justice in an Alabama courtroom.

Written on:July 29, 2015
 
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Eleven years ago a few cattlemen stood up for justice in an Alabama courtroom. The jury awarded the cattlemen $1.28 billion in damages for Tyson/IBP’s manipulation of the cattle market. Before the court could consider injunctive relief, Judge Lyle B. Strom reversed the jury verdict and ordered the cattlemen to pay Tyson/IBP’s court costs of $80,000. The Supreme Court refused to hear the cattlemen’s case for fair markets in favor of the Anna Nicole Smith family feud case. Competitive markets are now only a memory.

The Organization for Competitive Markets supported the cattlemen in the eight year meat packer battle, and continues to work for justice and competitive markets today. Please join us at our 17th Annual Food and Ag Conference

17th Annual Food and Ag Conference
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Conference and Membership Meeting
9:00AM-5:00PM
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Vilsack Drops Huge Bomb: Approving Beef Imports from FMD-Infected Brazil & Agentina

Written on:July 21, 2015
 
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USDA Approval of Brazilian Beef Imports Coming Soon?? by Jim Eichstadt | The Milkweed – Dairy’s best information and insights | Issue No. 431 • June 2015 Foot & Mouth Disease Threat Alert! USDA appears to be gearing up to do the unthinkable: allowing fresh beef imports from Brazil, a country contaminated with highly contagious Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD). No sane person would dare risk this “nuclear option.” Exposing U.S. livestock…

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OCM Repeats Call For U.S. Withdrawal From The WTO

Written on:July 3, 2015
 
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For Immediate Release July 3, 2015 OCM Repeats Call For U.S. Withdrawal From the WTO An Independence Day Press Re-Release: The OCM press release of four years ago that follows, reflects our frustration with the WTO decision made at that time, relative to the U.S. ability to implement its own mandatory COOL. The press release reflected concern for the conflict of special interest ridden WTO dispute resolution processes, and how…

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OCM Opposes Monsanto Purchase of Syngenta

Written on:July 1, 2015
 
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For Immediate Release Media Contacts: OCM President Mike Callicrate, 785-332-8218 John Hansen, OCM Vice President, 402-476-8815 OCM Opposes Monsanto Purchase of Syngenta (June 30, 2015) –The Organization for Competitive Markets Board of Directors passed a resolution opposing Monsanto’s purchase of Syngenta. The buyout would allow the world’s largest seed company to acquire the world’s largest agricultural chemical company and merge them into one company. “Farmers in the U.S. and around…

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Congress Betrays Americans In Repeal of Meat Origin Law

Written on:June 30, 2015
 
The above social media message by R-CALF USA and the Organization
for Competitive Markets criticizes Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack for allowing
the NCBA to use national beef promotion checkoff funds to lobby for
the repeal of the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law in Congress.

As of June 10, 2015 the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 2393 which will deny all Americans from knowing where their beef, chicken or pork comes from. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of our food is essentially on its way out, if we don’t fight to stop the greed of Multi National companies. Three hundred of our U.S. Representatives have already caved to greed of Multi National Meat Packers…

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OCM stands firm on consumers’ right to meat origin info

Written on:June 25, 2015
 
The above social media message by R-CALF USA and the Organization
for Competitive Markets criticizes Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack for allowing
the NCBA to use national beef promotion checkoff funds to lobby for
the repeal of the U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law in Congress.

For Immediate Release Media Contact: OCM President Mike Callicrate, 785-332-8218 OCM stands firm on consumers’ right to meat origin info (June 25, 2015) -This week the Organization for Competitive Markets stood firm behind American consumers’ right to meat origin information and refused to back down on their long-standing position to support mandatory Country of Origin labeling on meat products sold at retail. “Our stance is right for consumers and for…

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Midlands Voices: Congress should not support TPA

Written on:June 19, 2015
 
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-by John K. Hansen | Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 1:00 am The writer is president of the Nebraska Farmers Union and served as a U.S. Trade Representative trade adviser for three administrations for 14 years starting in 1994. The House and Senate have sent Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) proposals out of their respective committees to the floor for consideration, so the issue is now before us. TPA, also known…

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As Part of China’s Food Plan, Iowa Becomes Polluted Wasteland of Industrial Agriculture

Written on:June 19, 2015
 
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- by Chris Petersen  There is frustration in rural Iowa! How would you city folks like it if there was very little regulation of siting or oversight of any industry locating or operating in your neighborhoods? At a moment’s notice industry could swoop in unexpectedly and set up shop with little say what so ever, I assume a vast majority of people would immediately be up in arms and try…

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