Our advocacy toolkits help OCM members take individual action that in concert brings about positive changes in our food system.
Food and Agribusiness Merger Moratorium and Antitrust Review Act
Today, our government, through lack of enforcement of our antitrust laws, has granted monopolistic opportunity to a few multi-national corporations. The failure of our government to fully enforce marketplace safeguards – the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act and the Packers and Stockyards Act – is denying Americans their opportunity to have their piece of the American Dream and is a threat to our very democracy. See our toolkit.
Demand Oversight of State Level Beef Checkoff Dollars
Ask your State Auditor, Attorney General and Budget Committee to audit the federal beef checkoff dollars in your state. Under the federal Beef Checkoff Program, each state’s beef council keeps up to 50 cents of the $1 federally-mandated fee. In 2005, these dollars were declared government taxes rather than producer fees, yet unlike other federal funds handled by the states, they are neither audited nor appropriated. Demand your tax dollars be audited and appropriated. See our toolkit.