OCM Members and Friends:
For many years there has been unprecedented concentration of the agricultural livestock marketplace with a corresponding decrease in competition and fair prices paid to farmers and ranchers. The result has been devastating to independent family agriculture and rural America.
There has recently been a proposed reform effort issued by USDA’s Grain Inspection and Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA).
Please read the letter below from OCM Executive Director Fred Stokes to OCM members and friends concerning this issue.