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. 

Agribusiness opposition to the proposed SEC climate-related financial disclosure rule

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires companies registered to trade on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose financial statements and details of their business operations to investors and the public. In 2010, the SEC issued voluntary guidance on how SEC registrants should disclose climate-related financial information.

IATP comment to USDA on proposed rule on "Transparency in Poultry Growing Contracts and Tournaments"

The following comment was summitted to the USDA regarding the proposed rule on the “Transparency in Poultry Growing Contracts and Tournaments” on August 1st, 2022. IATP supports the proposed rule and suggests several additions that would increase transparency and fairness for workers.

True or False? Evaluating solutions for agriculture and climate change

For decades, mainstream climate debates largely ignored agriculture. Now, thankfully, the climate community has woken up to the importance of agriculture and food systems in tackling climate change. This short paper challenges some of the most popular of these false solutions to the climate crisis.

Much more than our daily bread

As part our monthly series on agroecological practices, science and movements, we’d like to highlight this story from our partners at ARC20202 in Europe. The German Free Bakers association explains their role in the local food chain and the need for institutional infrastructure as part of the agroecological transformation.