Tag Archives: Packers and Stockyards Act

Over 100 Mississippi Farmers and Ranchers Gather to Reclaim a Fair Food System

published November 16, 2016 on OCM Cattle Producers Mad as Hell and Not Gonna Take It Anymore BAY SPRINGS, MS – Yesterday evening, over 100 farmers and ranchers gathered in Bay Springs, Mississippi to say “enough is enough.” With this … Continue reading

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Some things don’t change – Money, power and greed lead to corruption

By Mike Callicrate Some things don’t change – In 1918 the Federal Trade Commission reported packers were “manipulating markets, restricting flow of foods, controlling the price of dressed meat, defrauding producers and consumers of food, and crushing competition.” Five packers … Continue reading

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Obituary: The Market Is Dead 1921-2013

Funeral services will be held August 9th, 2013, in Kansas City, MO. It is with deepest regrets we announce that the market, age 92, passed away after a long illness. This was a terrible loss to livelihoods, rural communities and … Continue reading

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Rep Frank Lucas – Who can you trust on the GIPSA rules?

“I, along with many, if not most lifelong cattle producers, certainly have a different perspective on the proposed GIPSA rule (the proposed competition rule by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration) then that of the Chairman of the U.S. … Continue reading

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