August 9-11, 2018: OCM’s 20th Annual Food and Agriculture Conference and Membership Meeting

Marriott Kansas City Airport 775 Brasilia Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64153 Reserve your room at the OCM conference rate of $102 per night by booking online or calling (816) 464-2200. Rooms are available at the discounted rate until 7/19/18. This year is Organization for Competitive Markets’ 20th anniversary, and we plan to make our annual Food & Agriculture Conference a very special celebration. We hope you’ll come, learn and be prepared to take action together at our 2018 conference as we Read More …

August 11-13, 2017: 19th Annual Food and Agriculture Conference and Membership Meeting

Join us and learn how you can take action to stop the extinction of America’s family farmers and our traditional agricultural practices. Embassy Suites Hotel by Hilton – KCI 7640 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64153 Book your room by calling (816) 891-7788. The OCM room block is now full, but rooms may still be available at the hotel. Our Conference Speakers Dinner Speaker Wes Jackson Co-Founder and President Emeritus of The Land Institute Wes Jackson holds Read More …

June 15, 2017: Concentration in Agriculture and the Monsanto-Bayer Merger

About We are at a pivotal moment in food and agriculture. Once the Monsanto+Bayer merger goes through, the economics of food, farming, and the environment will be radically altered. It will be impossible to undo. If the $66 billion merger is approved, Monsanto+Bayer will be the world’s largest agribusiness company. Many of the vegetables you eat, key ingredients in our processed foods, the canola oil you use in cooking, and the cotton you wear will all essentially be controlled by one company. For Read More …

March 28, 2017: Commodity Checkoff Programs: A Bad Deal for Taxpayers

You’re invited to a bicameral staff briefing co-hosted by                                                 Commodity Checkoff Programs: A Bad Deal for Taxpayers Tuesday, March 28, 2017 2:00 PM Senate Visitor Center 201 In a rare consensus of left and right, economists of all stripes agree that the U.S. economy is suffering from a lack of competition and investment. Commodity checkoff programs Read More …

January 12, 2017: Taking It Back Tour: Alabama

Join us January 12th in Boaz, AL If we are going to take on the world’s largest corporations, all independent farmers and ranchers must be organized and speaking as one voice. Join us to say “enough is enough.” WHAT: With this year’s calf prices dropping to about half of what they were a year ago and putting Alabama cattle producers’ viability in question, cattle producers will learn of actions to take to win back a free and just market Read More …

January 10, 2017: Taking It Back Tour: The Virginias

Join us January 10th in Timberville, VA  If we are going to take on the world’s largest corporations, all independent farmers and ranchers must be organized and speaking as one voice. Join us to say “enough is enough.” WHAT: With this year’s calf prices dropping to about half of what they were a year ago and putting Virginia and West Virginia cattle producers’ viability in question, cattle producers will learn of actions to take to win back a Read More …

17th Annual Food and Ag Conference

Saturday, August 22, 2015 Conference and Membership Meeting 9:00AM-5:00PM AGENDA (Tentative) OCM 2015 REGISTRATION FORM 07:00 Registration 08:10 Welcome Mike Callicrate 08:30 Conference Purpose Fred Stokes 08:45 Case for Alliances & Coalitions Bill Bullard, Diana Moss 09:45 Coalition Report, HSUS on our side, OIG FOIA Issue Joe Maxwell, Angela Huffman, Matt Penzer</td 10:30 BREAK 10:45 Beef Tax Report Fred Stokes 11:00 Contract Poultry Producers Mike Weaver 11:15 Action Plan Mike Callicrate 12:00 LUNCH (Buffet available @ $25) 1:00 Read More …