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Format: 2015

August 2015

HPAI Infected Premises as of July 31, 2015

Posted August 19, 2015

Industrialized Meat

A report from the USDA listing the counties, flock size, date of confirmed Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) infection, quarantine date, date of depopulation, and stage of clean up, control area release and eligibility for restocking of poultry related to the outbreak of HPAI in the U.S. in the spring of...

Farm to School Month Midwest Menu Webinar - Slides 8/12/2015

Posted August 12, 2015

Farm to Institution, Farm to School

Farm to School Month Midwest Menu Webinar - Slides 8/12/2015

Farmers lack information on seed treatments found to harm pollinators, new paper

Posted August 6, 2015

Agriculture, Environment, Health

Minneapolis– The effectiveness and costs of pesticide seed coatings are not being made clear to farmers, according to a new paper by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Over the last decade, a small handful of seed companies often require or add neonicotinoid (neonic) seed coatings, particularly for...

Unknown Benefits, Hidden Costs

Posted August 5, 2015

Agriculture, Environment, Health

There is a growing body of science directly implicating neonicotinoid (neonic) pesticides in the significant decline of bees and other pollinators.1 Neonicotinoids are applied in multiple ways in many parts of agriculture and horticulture, but are most prevalent as a seed coating material for agricultural commodity...

July 2015

Comment on the presidential Office of Science and Technology Policy’s “Nanotechnology Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade”

Posted July 28, 2015

Agricultural Technology, Agriculture, Food, Nanotechnology

Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Request for Information: Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade[i] Submitted electronically: July 16, 2015 The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization, is pleased to have the...

June 2015

Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 06-25-2015

Posted June 25, 2015

Local Food, Farm to Institution

Building Farm to Institution Markets Webinar Slides 06-25-2015

Fast Track sets stage for showdown on free trade

Posted June 24, 2015

Fast Track, TPP, Trade, TTIP, Free trade agreements

Washington D.C.–Following an intense lobbying campaign, the Senate today caved in to demands from the Obama administration and GOP leadership and gave Trade Promotion Authority six years of life support. Better known as Fast Track, this legislation means that Congress has forfeited its right to amend any...

Scientists’ Open Letter to FAO Director General Graziano da Silva, in Support of the February 2015 Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

Posted June 24, 2015

24 June 2015 Dear Director General da Silva, As scientists and scholars working in sustainable agriculture and food systems, we are writing to support and bring to your attention the recent Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology1, dated 27 February 2015. The Declaration affirms that agroecology can...

Rural Climate Dialogue slides from webinar 6-22-2015

Posted June 22, 2015

Rural Climate Dialogues, Climate Change

Rural Climate Dialogue slides from webinar 6-22-2015

Building Minnesota’s Farm to Institution Markets

Posted June 16, 2015

Local Food, Agriculture, Food, Sustainable Agriculture

Overview As part of our shared work on farm to institution in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), the Sustainable Farming Association (SFA) and Renewing the Countryside (RTC) conducted an online survey of Minnesota growers interested in farm to institution markets in...

Robert G Wallace presentation slides 6-11-2015

Posted June 15, 2015

Industrialized Meat, Livestock

Robert G Wallace presentation slides 6-11-2015

Fast Track stalls in the House

Posted June 11, 2015

Washington D.C.–Following months of intense public opposition to Fast Track, the House of Representatives today defied the Obama administration’s trade promotion package. The debate over Fast Track blurred party lines. “It took real courage for those Democrats and Republicans who stood up to the...

Trade policy removal of regulatory “irritants”

Posted June 5, 2015

Trade, Free trade agreements

“The [U.S.] economy is not working for those who depend on paychecks to make a living, that is to say, almost everyone.”1 New York Times editorial: November 7, 2014 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently under negotiation, “is not just about free trade; it is an...

Dr. Christine Porter Food Dignity Presentation Slides 6/4/2015

Posted June 5, 2015

Food Justice, Food security

Dr. Christine Porter Food Dignity Presentation Slides 6/4/2015

G7 food initiative driving hunger in African countries, say global civil society groups

Posted June 3, 2015

Food, Food security, United Nations

Minneapolis–Politicians and executives from some of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies are today meeting in Cape Town, South Africa for the leadership council of the controversial New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition. On the same day, a coalition of a hundred farmers organisations, social...

May 2015

IATP comments on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Posted May 13, 2015

Food and Health, Industrialized Meat

Dear Secretary Burwell and Secretary Vilsack, I am submitting comments on behalf of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. IATP strongly urges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of...

April 2015

Renata Brillinger Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Posted April 22, 2015

Agriculture, Carbon Markets, Sustainable Agriculture

Renata Brillinger Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Ben Lilliston Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Posted April 22, 2015

Agriculture, Carbon Markets, Sustainable Agriculture

Ben Lilliston Webianr Slides 04/22/2015

Fast Track bill undermines democracy, promotes secret mega-trade deals

Posted April 16, 2015

Fast Track, Trade, Free trade agreements

Minneapolis–Congress should reject a new bill that would grant the President Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), known as Fast Track. It would speed passage of two huge secret trade deals that would negatively impact farmers and ranchers, jobs, natural resources and our democracy, said the Institute for Agriculture...