OCM OPEN Annual Membership Meeting

August 21, 2021 Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza 505 N. 5th Street Rapid City, SD Hotel Reservations:  Holiday Inn (605) 348-4000 or Howard Johnson (605) 737-4656 Ask for the ‘R-CALF USA’ Rate ($119.00) We will be forgoing our usual Convention this year, but in compliance with our bylaws, will have an Open Annual Membership Meeting in Rapid City, SD on June 21st.  This will follow R-CALF USA’s annual convention which many of our board directors and members will be Read More …

OCM’s Press Conference of OFF ACT to reform USDA’s Runaway Checkoff Program, Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2021

OCM’s Press Conference of OFF ACT to reform USDA’s Runaway Checkoff Program, Washington, D.C. – June 30, 2021 The Opportunities for Fairness in Farming (OFF) Act will bring much-needed accountability and transparency to USDA’s checkoff programs which have operated without sufficient oversight for far too long,” said Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev. “Family farmers should not be forced to pay into organizations that sometimes lobby against their interests and threaten animal welfare.”  “The USDA’s Checkoff Program was supposed to ensure American Read More …

OCM Letter to President Biden on “Made in America”

January 28, 2021 United States President Joe Biden  The White House  1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW  Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: On behalf of independent cattle farmers and ranchers in the United States, we appreciate the “Made in America” ​​executive order you signed on Monday, which strengthens U.S. purchasing regulations and ensures that U.S. workers have a future. However, please note that since the repeal of the U.S. mandatory country of origin labeling law (m-COOL) in 2015, USA Read More …

Online Event: Meat Processing and Inspection with Dr. James Dillon

On June 25th, 2020, OCM launched the first video of its summer online event series, a presentation by Dr. James Dillon, Director of the Texas Meat and Poultry Inspection Program.  This video is a great overview of the different types of meat inspection, and discusses the effects of currently proposed legislation that would affect the market access of state-inspected meat. You can watch the video presentation here: Here is a breakdown with links to the relevant sections of Read More …

OCM to Hold Series of Online Discussions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2020   Media Contact: Ben Gotschall bgotschall@competitivemarkets.com 402-540-1342   OCM to Hold Series of Online Discussions First Topic will be Meat Processing and Inspection LINCOLN, NE: The Organization for Competitive Markets has announced that its annual conference, scheduled for August has been cancelled.  In order to provide timely information and discussion of topics important to its members and to the public, OCM will be hosting a series of online events dealing with issues Read More …