IATP Articles and Reports

Brief of Amici Curiae Food & Water Watch, IATP, et. al.

Brief of Amici Curiae Food & Water Watch; Dakota Rural Action; Family Farm Action Alliance; Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance; Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy; Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement; Rural Advancement Foundation International USA; and Western Organization of Resource Councils in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant, Supporting Reverse and Remand of Dec

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.