Occupy Langdon: We Are Less Than One Percent

by Richard Oswald The Occupy Wall Street Movement has been called “a potent political and cultural conversation”. On the other hand Occupy movements in cities like Washington DC have been called over reported and under attended. That is definitely not the case here because Occupy Langdon has been completely off the radar screen, totally undiscussed, and one hundred percent unreported. Until now. I’m breaking this thing wide open. Here around Langdon and all across the USA, less than Read More …

Monsanto Looking To Restrict Choice In Seed Selection

OCM_Press_Release_may509 OCM is disappointed by Monsanto’s move to restrict choice in seed selection. OCM believes a quick resolution is urgently needed so optimum GAT trait technology can be available to farmer’s as soon as possible. OCM addressed Monsanto’s move to restrict choice in seed selection in this most recent press release.

Monsanto Corn Seed Price Hikes a Threat to Agriculture

Organization for Competitive Markets P.O. Box 6486 Lincoln, NE 68506 www.competitivemarkets.com For Immediate Release: July 24, 2008 Contact: Kristina Hubbard, [email protected], 406-203-4433 Fred Stokes, [email protected], 601-527-2459 Monsanto Corn Seed Price Hikes a Threat to Agriculture Lincoln, NE – The Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) says Monsanto’s market power is driving up seed prices and increasing economic risk to farmers. “Monsanto’s market power has been quietly accruing over several years and has now begun materially impacting price,” said Keith Read More …

Corporate Power

The problem of consolidation in the seed industry is well known. One company in particular, the Monsanto Company, controls a high percentage of the global seed market and continues to increase its dominance by acquiring or merging with a significant number of companies in its industry. Monsanto has acquired dozens of independent seed companies in the last decade. It controls 70% of the transgenic corn market and more than 90% of the transgenic soybean market. In 2007, Monsanto Read More …

Seed Concentration Focus

Seed Concentration Project Our Mission The OCM Crop Seed Concentration Project pursues aggressive and appropriate pro-market regulation to bring fairness, innovation and competition back to the U.S. crop seed industry. We engage in public education and advocacy, while building a lasting foundation to achieve these goals. What’s the problem? Higher seed and chemical costs In addition to rising fuel and chemical prices, farmers are also paying higher prices for crop seed with less choice in the market. Companies Read More …