Agriculture

Publications

Free-market and conservative groups support the AFFIRM Act
Clark Packard

Dear Member of Congress,

On behalf of the millions of Americans represented by the undersigned organizations, we encourage you to support the recently reintroduced bipartisan Assisting Family…

, Washington Examiner
Trump’s trade deal with China is just another farm bailout
Halie Craig

The last thing American farmers needed in 2018 was a trade war with China. Commodity prices had been falling since 2013, land values remained stagnant, and net cash income for farms was declining…

, The New York Times
Trump Wants to Take From the Poor and Give to the Wealthy

From The New York Times:
They sought to remove payment limitations from marketing assistance loan gains and loan-deficiency payments and tried to make it easier for general partnerships to…

Agricultural data is the answer to protecting taxpayers and the environment
Caroline Kitchens

Many Americans likely do not associate farmers with the cutting edge of technology. But with the rise of precision agriculture and innovative new tools for data collection, U.S. agriculture is…

, Las Vegas Sun
Farmers Are Hurting, and Trump’s Trade Wars Are to Blame
Clark Packard

A handful of landmark laws have indelibly changed our nation’s history. Some, like the Civil Rights Act and the GI Bill, for the good; others, not so much.

Alarmingly, we are seeing one of the…

, Washington Examiner
Bad agricultural trade policies predate Trump
Clark Packard

The Trump administration’s trade policies have wreaked havoc on fragile market access for America’s farmers and ranchers. The president has withdrawn the United States from the Trans-Pacific…

, Radio America
R Street’s Clark Packard discusses US agricultural exports on Radio America

From Radio America:
R Street’s Clark Packard discusses US agricultural exports on Radio America.

 

An initial assessment of the US-Japan ‘trade agreement’
Clark Packard

The United States and Japan recently agreed to the outline of a so-called “mini” trade agreement. On first blush, there are several positives about the deal and a few problems. A more thorough…

How to get the most out of the 2018 farm bill
Caroline Kitchens

Through the farm bill, taxpayers spend billions on programs designed to protect vital public goods like natural wetlands and healthy air and soil. However, without better information and effective…

, Washington Examiner
Farmers and ranchers caught in the middle of Trump’s trade wars
Clark Packard

The past few years have been trying times for America’s farmers and ranchers. As President Trump’s trade war with China drags on with no end in sight, the outlook for the American agricultural…