In this episode of the Building Local Power podcast, host Stacy Mitchell speaks with Joe Maxwell, Executive Director of the Organization for Competitive Markets and President and CEO of Family Farm Action. The pair discuss the monopolization of family farming and its impact on the hollowing out of rural America. Topics covered include: Joe's work on an Oklahoma ballot fight against corporate farming [1:17]; how over 60% of America's hog market is controlled by 4 massive corporations that collude on price to harm farmers [6:24]; the history of trustbusting in the United States all the way back to Teddy Roosevelt and how we lost our way [19:30], how Family Farm Action is identifying candidates strong on an anti-monopoly and pro-local farming policy base across the country [28:28]; and finally his reading recommendations [31:44]. See all of our Building Local Power podcast episodes (https://ilsr.org/building-local-power-podcast-homepage). Don't forget to subscribe, share with your friends, leave a recommendation on our podcast feeds, and join the conversation using the #BuildingLocalPower hashtag.