Trade

IATP has long been a leader in making sure global agreements protect the rights of farmers around the world. We are active at the United Nations, World Trade Organization, and through various bilateral and multilateral agreements to ensure that the rights of farmers to receive a fair price, engage in conservation and sustainable practices, and even just to stay on their land, are upheld and respected. We also monitor trade agreements to make sure food safety, environmental safeguards and the rights of farm workers are protected.

Uprooted Episode 48: Paying out trade aid to Smithfield

Josh talks with Steve Suppan about how the aid, intended for farmers to ease the pain that was inflicted due to the trade war with China, is, in fact, likely ending up in the coffers of a Chinese owned corporation, Smithfield, and other ways in which the giant hog corporation is pushing its costs onto tax payers. 

Trump and Mexico back down on farmer protections in NAFTA

NAFTA is often touted as a big win for U.S. farmers, but it would be more accurate to say it has been a win for global agribusiness firms who trade across borders. A proposed and reportedly rejected seasonal anti-dumping provision wouldn’t have solved all the problems with NAFTA—but it would have been a significant step toward balancing a playing field that tilts overboard toward agribusiness and away from farmers.

Doing "a big number" on commodity market regulation

Then-candidate Donald Trump campaigned as the scourge of Wall Street. But now-President Trump has promised to “do a big number” on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act. Most media coverage of the promised “big number” has focused on the gutting of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the pushing through of legislation that U.S.