Between the outbreak of a global pandemic and aggressive trade wars, the last several years have been trying times for America’s farmers and ranchers.
In order to mitigate the damage from these events, policymakers have showered overly generous subsidies on America’s agricultural community. While well-intentioned, these subsidies flow primarily to wealthy agribusinesses, damage taxpayers and serve as non-tariff trade barriers that inhibit trade liberalization and hurt the environment.
Join us for a conversation that explores the various problems with the farm safety net and proposes concrete solutions to reform the status quo in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Caroline Kitchens (Moderator), Director of Government Affairs, R Street Institute
Clark Packard, Trade Policy Counsel and Resident Fellow, R Street Institute
Jonathan Bydlak, Director of Fiscal and Budget Policy Project and Resident Senior Fellow, R Street Institute