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

Join us for the only national conference focused on breaking up corporate consolidation and monopoly power. 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 7/25/18. REGISTER NOW >> Antitrust attorneys from Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll will be available to meet with farmers who have suffered marketplace abuses. Our Conference Speakers Read More …

June 11-13, 2018: Farmers Head to D.C. to Demand Justice in the Farm Bill

WHO: Wes Shoemyer, MO, Family Farm Action Chris Petersen, IA, Organization for Competitive Markets Kara Boyd, VA, Assoc. of American Indian Farmers John Boyd, VA, National Black Farmers Association Carrie Balkcom, CO, American Grassfed Association Lynn Wolff, ND, North Dakota Citizens Sustainability League Web Davis, MO, Missouri NAACP Dee Greene, MN, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Randy Duggar, IN, Indiana Farmers Union Marty Henderson, IL, Peace Garden & Farms WHAT: A fly-in to Washington D.C. to advocate for 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 …