USMCA: A Bad Deal for Farmers
The disappointing results for farmers, rural communities, and working families throughout North America remind us that massive trade agreements should not be negotiated behind closed doors but negotiated openly with public input to ensure a fair deal for all.
Whether You call it USMCA or NAFTA, it’s Really just a Failed Farm Policy
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.
Japan and U.S. Food and Farm Organizations Urge Halt to Trade Talks
As Japan and the United States embark on negotiations over agricultural markets, potentially paving the way for a free-trade agreement, we urge the complete halt of these negotiations that undermine the livelihoods of family farmers and the sovereignty of rural communities in our two countries.
Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA
Family Farm Organizations From US, Canada Oppose New NAFTA.
Family Farmers: New Trade Deal Is More of the Same
National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) is disappointed that the renegotiation of the trilateral North American trade deal now known as the US-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) has again put the financial interests of multi-national corporations ahead of family farmers, workers, and the environment.
Free Trade should benefit the people, not corporations
Anyone who supports the continuation of NAFTA without questioning who actually benefits really has no concern for the best interests of farmers or workers in the US, Canada or Mexico.
Family Farm Groups from Three Countries Slam NAFTA Reboot Based on TPP
As the formal talks to renegotiate NAFTA begin in Washington, DC this week, family farm organizations from Canada, the United States and Mexico denounce the direction of the talks. Despite repeated demands by civil society organizations in all three countries, the governments have refused to open the talks to the public or to publish proposed negotiating texts. All signs point to negotiations designed to increase agribusiness exports and corporate control over the food system rather than to support fair and sustainable trade and farming systems.
The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers
TPP has very little to do with free trade, we already have trade agreements with 6 of the other 11 countries that are part of the TPP. Trade barriers are already very low, so if these countries wanted to import more US dairy products or anything else, there is little to stop them.
Farm, Faith and Rural Groups Oppose TPP to Congress
The undersigned 161 farm, food, rural and faith groups urge you to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement.
Mad Cows, Fat Cats, and Chlorinated Chickens: NFFC protests TAFTA
This week has been a jam packed week here in DC. In addition to the Appropriations process and a few conferences (more on those later), the fifth round of negotiations for the EU-US trade deal (TAFTA, the TransAtlantic Free Trade Agreement, or TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) happened on the George Mason University School of Law campus.
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