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. 

Uprooted, Episode 26: The goings on of Minnesota

IATP often works internationally, but our headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In this episode, Josh is joined by Filiberto Nolasco, Editor of the online news site, Workday Minnesota, to talk about what the broader issues of labor, immigrants rights, and social justice are happening in our community. 

Farm Bill Portal

The Farm Bill is a fundamentally a story about power. Dating back to the 1930s, every five years or so Congress decides in whose interest the Farm Bill will serve. Current Farm Bill debates involve many constituencies beyond just farmers, including hunger advocates, environmentalists, rural leaders, public health supporters, and civil rights organizations. The Farm Bill is both derivative and evolving, with important lessons from the past informing the hard policy challenges of the future.     

Uprooted Episode 21: Food and Ag in China

Josh is joined by Jim Harkness, former IATP President, and current advisor on China. We're talking about what the Chinese agricultural system looks like, what China's growing demand for meat and other foods means on a global scale, and how sustainable farmers in China are organizing to promote better practices in the system.