Congress must continue applying pressure to US agencies to help all sectors of the farming community—especially small farmers, ranchers, and dairies—through future economic recovery deals.
NFFC has called for emergency direct payments scaled to to dairy farm size and supply management to prevent farmers from depending on export markets.
The Green New Deal must eradicate the historical discrimination in government policies and agency practices against socially disadvantaged farmers and encourage farmland acquisition by resident operators.
A ‘Surf and Turf’ panel hosted by FERN highlighted the effects of climate change – particularly rising ocean temperatures – and the need for fishers in some regions to catch new species or get out of the business. Eaters should also practice flexibility.
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association collect the same checkoff dollar from foreign cattle and beef as from U.S. beef producers. The more imports, the better for them, at a loss for U.S. producers.
The jury found that Bayer (Monsanto) and BASF created a joint venture to manufacture and sell dicamba-resistant seed and low-volatility herbicides, and that they conspired to create an ‘ecological disaster’ to increase profits.
The number of farms with 30 to 200 cows declined by 30 percent from 2000 to 2006, but farms with a large number of cows have increased, now producing the bulk of the nation’s dairy production.
The USMCA does nothing to stop the outsourcing of American jobs, to combat climate change, to protect the environment, or to stop the destructive race to the bottom.
The USMCA missed the chance to address low prices for products by independent family farmers as well as climate change.
Whether it is through an update to the USMCA trade deal or through new legislation, one thing is clear: Americans cannot wait any longer for this critical investment in food safety and the good-paying jobs our families need.