Agriculture

Publications

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…

R Street Institute Short No. 73: Retaliatory Chinese tariffs are devastating U.S. ranchers and farmers
Ann Phelan

In recent months, the United States and China have been engaged in an escalating trade war that has included retaliatory Chinese tariffs on tens of billions of U.S. exports, with particular…

U.S.-China Trade War: Farmers Caught In The Crossfire
Clark Packard

“Instead of seizing the opportunity to push forward with efforts to open up foreign markets, from trade wars and protectionist bailout schemes, the Trump administration’s policies have moved in the…

The Fallouts of Bailouts
Clark Packard

American farmers and ranchers have spent decades establishing themselves as steady and reliable trading partners. In 2017, the last year before the trade wars began, about 20 percent of farm income…

R Street Institute Welcomes Release of Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget

WASHINGTON (May 2, 2019) – The R Street Institute welcomes today’s release of the Republican Study Committee FY2020 Budget: Preserving American Freedom. Though R Street does not agree with every…

Trump budget a step in right direction on Ag policy
Caroline Kitchens & Clark Packard

The White House’s position on farm subsidies
has been a bit schizophrenic. Just a few months ago, President Donald Trump
endorsed and signed into law a $900 billion farm bill that dramatically…

, Brown Political Review
How Democrats Won the Farm Bill
Caroline Kitchens

From Brown Political Review:

Unsurprisingly, Caroline Kitchens of the conservative R Street Institute concluded, “There is not a single significant conservative win to be found in the…

, Washington Examiner
Trump’s tariffs are wreaking havoc on farmers
Clark Packard

Farmers and ranchers were a key political constituency for President Trump in 2016. But after a year of trade-policy skirmishes, the president’s policy choices have fallen particularly hard on the…