Some food companies are more opaque than others.
Small-scale farmers have enormous potential, but food companies are missing the mark.
This is the first in a series of blogs considering the options for and barriers to agricultural resiliency from the perspective of a US farmer. Last year, I wrote a Politics of Poverty blog on the drought that devastated my crops and range here in south-central Kansas and extended down through Oklahoma and Texas and […]
Oxfam has long argued that US cotton subsidies damage lives and livelihoods of smallholder farmers in developing countries at a high cost to American taxpayers(see also this study). Unfortunately, subsidies for US cotton producers included in the Senate Farm Bill proposal continues this trend rather than reverses it. In 2002, Brazil, joined by Chad, Burkina […]
We need agricultural policies that can pass basic democratic muster and help serve up a just food system better equipped to ensure everyone has access to the safe, nutritious, and affordable food they need.