Agriculture

IATP has been advocating for fair and sustainable agriculture programs for more than 30 years. Our Farm Bill Portal documents the key issues in past Farm Bills, up to current controversies and priorities. our research, analysis and advocacy focuses on reforming Farm Bill programs, incentives for sustainable agriculture, excessive corporate concentration and market power, strong regulations of agricultural biotechnology and nanotechnology, food safety protections and financial markets. We are firmly committed to addressing agriculture's contribution to climate change while advocating for solutions that reduce emissions, increase resilience and support family farmers. 

Agriculture

IATP has been advocating for fair and sustainable agriculture programs for more than 30 years. Our Farm Bill Portal documents the key issues in past Farm Bills, up to current controversies and priorities. our research, analysis and advocacy focuses on reforming Farm Bill programs, incentives for sustainable agriculture, excessive corporate concentration and market power, strong regulations of agricultural biotechnology and nanotechnology, food safety protections and financial markets. We are firmly committed to addressing agriculture's contribution to climate change while advocating for solutions that reduce emissions, increase resilience and support family farmers. 

Agricultural Finance for Climate Resilience

U.S. agricultural financial policy and institutions, both public and private, have not yet adapted to climate change. Instead, Congress responds to more frequent extreme weather events with larger and increasingly frequent ad hoc disaster payments and increasing subsidies for private crop insurance from taxpayer funds. These short-term responses are not sustainable fiscally, economically or environmentally. 

Pandemic Response to Protect and Increase Resilience in the Food and Farm System

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated vulnerabilities and inequities in our food system, disproportionately harming tribal, immigrant and communities of color, farmworkers and food system workers, small and mid-scale farmers, historically underserved, tribal and beginning family farmers and ranchers, and low-income consumers, including children.

[WATCH] NSAC Farmer Climate Letter Delivery

More than 2,000 farmers across the country, including over 100 farmers in Minnesota, have signed onto a letter organized by the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, of which IATP is a member. The letter calls for federal action on climate change, which is impacting farmers in the form of extreme temperatures, precipitation, drought and storms.

Farmers and Ranchers Deliver Letter to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and farmers and ranchers from across the country delivered a letter to the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (Select Committee), urging Congress to support and invest in farming and rural communities to address the climate crisis.