Last week, Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) board and staff members met in Mississippi, the same state where in 1997 about 50 people from 17 states came together and conceived of the idea to form an organization with a mission to work for transparent, fair and truly competitive agricultural and food markets. 20 years after the founding of OCM, we are more committed than ever to breaking the stranglehold a handful of massive corporations have on our food system.
Living and working in rural communities across the country, it is rare to have most of our board and staff members together in one location, so we recorded a short video to introduce ourselves and our values. We are family farmers, ranchers, business people, academics, faith leaders, and former elected officials. Together with our members and supporters we fight every day for economic justice for America’s family farmers, ranchers and rural communities.
We are deeply grateful your support. Thank you for all you do to help hold those in power accountable.
–Organization for Competitive Markets