Agriculture

Agriculture can provide an abundant supply of food, economic resiliency for local economies and financial success for farmers and peasants, all without exploiting people or nature.

Canadian Farmers Call for Trade Injury Compensation

Agweb.com | April 11, 2002 | by Julianne Johnston The Grain Growers of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture are calling on the federal government to introduce a program that compensates producers for the economic injury that foreign subsidies have caused Canadian growers.

US Pushing to Resolve Russia Poultry

Reuters | March 27, 2002 | by Chris Stebbins CHICAGO - U.S. officials are working to resolve Russia's ban on U.S. poultry imports despite recent talks in Moscow that ended without agreement, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said yesterday.

Report shows continued consolidation within Agriculture

Mary Hendrickson and William Heffernan of the University of Missouri have again updated their numbers on concentration in the agricultural and food processing sector. Since 1999, they have been following the trend of consolidation in a number of sectors of the agricultural economy by looking at how much of the market the top 3 or 4 companies control.

Drought Ravages Guatemala""s Children

The Washington Post | By Kevin Sullivan | March 19, 2002 Central America's worst drought in more than a decade has caused the deaths of more than 125 children in Guatemala, the hardest-hit country in a region in which thousands of lives are threatened by failing crops and spreading hunger, according to government officials and aid workers.