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 25: Tariffs and Multilateralism

The Trump tariffs on steel and aluminum have caused a lot of chatter and speculation. But they exist in a very complicated and interconnected system. Today, Josh talks about the tariffs, the WTO, and the rules based multilateral trading system with IATP Adviser, Sophia Murphy, Director of Trade and Global Governance, Karen Hansen-Kuhn, and IATP Executive Director, Juliette Majot.

Uprooted Episode 23: Ag and Rural Budgets and Infrastructure

The Trump administration recently released their proposed budget as well as an infrastructure plan that falls well short of the President's campaign promises. Ben Lilliston blogged about both proposals and joins Josh to talk about how they are deficient for Ag and Rural communities, and what should be done to increase resiliency for the farm and rural economy.