What specific issues that fall outside the current Farm Bill should be considered part of food and farm policy?
The single most omitted issue around the farm bill is its lack of focus on the good of the whole! There is no mention of its impact on global trade policies as to the negative impact on poor peoples of the world. Mexico should be a prime concern as our closest neighbor and the massive displacement of peasant farmers due to our trade agreement and support of our farmers through the farm bill. It is unjust for now that many who argued for farm... Read more
Food insecurity is a lucrative endeavor for U.S. agribusiness corporations. As a matter of course, hunger has taken a backseat to maintaining a dominant trade position when it comes to U.S. trade negotiations and domestic policy. As long as the U.S.
The Farm Bill was designed to reign in price volatility, manage supply and protect nature while providing vital nutrition programs for the country’s poor. Instead, it’s been ravaged by constant corporate assault and a Congress too emboldened with industry money to stand up for our best interests.