The Changing Structure of American Agriculture: Will the Family Farm Survive?

OCM is now interning its thirteenth year as an advocate for open, transparent, fair and competitive markets. I offer this somewhat lengthy manuscript to show our early vision and mission and that we have remained true to these precepts over the years. Thomas F. “Fred” Stokes, Executive Director Summerville, Tennessee, March 16, 2000 I’m Fred Stokes from Porterville, Mississippi, a little withering rural community some two hundred miles south of here. I want to thank Don Dowdel and Read More …

David Balto Receives OCM’s John Helmuth Award

Organization for Competitive MarketsP.O. Box 6486 Lincoln, NE 68506 www.competitivemarkets.com Contact: Fred Stokes, 662-476-5568 or 601-527-2459 Michael Stumo, 413.854.2580 Lincoln, Nebraska – On August 23, 2008, the Organization for Competitive Markets awarded its highest public interest award, the John Helmuth Award, to attorney David Balto. The award recognizes Balto for his significant work in providing pro-antitrust representation to America’s farmers and ranchers. John Helmuth was a renowned agricultural economist who died in 1999. Helmuth was instrumental in forming Read More …