Agriculture

IATP aims to be a go to source for analysis of agricultural policy in the United States, including through our Farm Bill Portal. We focus on Farm Bill programs, incentives for sustainable agriculture, ag biotechnology and nanotechnology, food safety and regulatory policy. We are firmly committed to addressing the agricultural contribution to climate change and promoting solutions that reduce emissions, while creating greater soil health and stability for farmers. We are also committed to combating corporate concentration in agriculture, and the destructive practices that causes.

Trump and Mexico back down on farmer protections in NAFTA

NAFTA is often touted as a big win for U.S. farmers, but it would be more accurate to say it has been a win for global agribusiness firms who trade across borders. A proposed and reportedly rejected seasonal anti-dumping provision wouldn’t have solved all the problems with NAFTA—but it would have been a significant step toward balancing a playing field that tilts overboard toward agribusiness and away from farmers.

Will the Farm Bill deliver for the climate?

The clock is ticking—for our farmers and for the planet. From wildfires to drought, climate-related extreme weather events are taking a toll on farmers and increasing in frequency and cost. Despite these risks, Congress has consistently placed its head firmly in the sand when it comes to addressing climate change in the Farm Bill.