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.

Brazil Says Subsidies Give Unfair Advantage

"Prices have tanked while production increased. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has projected average cash soybean prices this year of $4.30 per bushel, well below the cost of production, Wisner said." Des Moines Register | March 1, 2002 | By ANNE FITZGERALD, Des Moines Register Agribusiness Writer

Unsold Coffee Piles Up in Ivory Coast

Reuters | February 25, 2002 | by Anne Boher MAN, Ivory Coast - Unsold coffee is piling up in Ivory Coast's main growing region near the peak of the season as exporters await details of a promised subsidy scheme before buying, farmers and buyers said.

Number of U.S. Farms Declines in 2001

USDA | February 26, 2002 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is blaming a decline in the number of farms operating in the United States on adverse weather, lower commodity prices, and land competition.

Developing Countries Could Earn Three Times the Aid They Receive if Subsidies Are Removed, WTO Says

Associated Press | February 7, 2002 | BY: TOM MALITI; Associated Press Writer NAIROBI, Kenya - Developing countries stand to earn at least three times more in exports than the international aid they currently receive if developed countries drop domestic agricultural subsidies, the World Trade Organization's top official said Thursday.