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Farm Justice PRIMER: A Farm Bill Primer


Farm Bill 101

This project focuses on the biggest Farm Bill issues.

BRIEFLY:  Why We Have Farm Bills

APAC:  Assumptions of Farm Program, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/381.html

APAC:  Executive Summary 1 page, http://agpolicy.org/blueprint/Summary.pdf

APAC:  Exec. Summ. pp 1-7 here. http://agpolicy.org/blueprint/APACReport8-20-03WITHCOVER.pdf

APAC:  Reason why we have farm programs, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/325.html

APAC:  Because we lack price responsiveness, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/248.html

APAC:  Total Acreage Response to Price, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/119.html

Brad:  (briefly) Farm Bill Facts vs widespread myths, http://www.zcommunications.org/farm-bill-facts-commodity-title-a-u201cfamily-farm-u201d-view-by-brad-wilson

APAC:  Ten Reasons to Change Farm Bill, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/092.html

APAC:  Farm prices don’t self correct, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/164.html

WHAT IS [is not] A FARM BILL?   (historically & ideally)

Brad:  The Hidden Farm Bill (& Visible Farm Bill), http://www.slideshare.net/bradwilson581525/the-hidden-farm-bill-37959389

APAC:   Pt. 1:  “Dispurse Money” vs Manage Markets, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/323.html

APAC:   Part 2 (continued),  http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/324.html

APAC:   “Money Delivery Systems” vs “original rationale,” http://www.agpolicy.org/weekcol/334.html

APAC:  ppt slide show:  “So Why Do We Have a Farm Policy?”  http://agpolicy.org/present/2007/RayABAMilwaukeeWisconsinOct292007.pdf

ISSUES

GDAE:  Gains for Animal Factories, http://www.nffc.net/Learn/FactSheets/CompanyFeedSvgsFeb07.pdf

IATP:  Below Cost for Animal Factories, http://www.iatp.org/documents/below-cost-feed-crops-an-indirect-subsidy-for-industrial-animal-factories

APAC:  Corps. for Dumping Corn, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/321.html

APAC:  Manage Supply For Africa, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/103.html

APAC:  Agribusiness uses Supply Management, “Agribusinesses practice inventory management, farmers should not (?)” http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/316.html

APAC:  Industries Supply Management, “Other industries have the tools needed to manage excess capacity,” http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/148.html

Brad:  video Low Farm Prices=Poverty= Farm/Food Crisis, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQyxnVoFiO4

APAC:  How US Lowers World Prices, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/140.html

APAC:  Price Floors to End Corn Dumping, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/264.html

FARM COMMODITY SUBSIDIES

FSLC-LAF Price Floors Not Subsidy “Scapegoat,” http://www.zcommunications.org/ensure-that-farmers-receive-a-fair-living-wage-by-jerry-pennick-heather-gray

APAC:  WTO’s subsidy Premise is Wrong, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/284.html

APAC:  Spec. Crop Vs. Commodity, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/323.html

IATP:  Address Need for Subsidies, http://www.iatp.org/files/258_2_100115.pdf

APAC:  Subsidy, You’re NO Price Floor, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/312.html

APAC:  Ending Subsidies will Not Help LDC, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/176.html

GDAE:  Subsidy Paradox (see p. 21), http://are.berkeley.edu/courses/EEP131/fall2007/Agriculture/326_Paradox-of-Agricultural-Subsidies.pdf

Brad:   Food Leaders Misunderstand Subsidy Evidence, http://zcomm.org/zblogs/philpott-bittman-imhoff-lappe-are-wrong-about-tim-wise/

IATP:  Sugar Prog Factsheet, http://www.iatp.org/files/451_2_72787.pdf

SOME HISTORY

APAC:  Remember the 1970s price spike? http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/384.html

APAC:  Legacy of Henry Wallace, http://agpolicy.org/pubs/RayLecture2004FromGretchen1st.pdf

LRV:  Crisis by Design, http://www.iatp.org/documents/crisis-by-design-a-brief-review-of-us-farm-policy

LRV:  Political History US Farm Policy, http://www.iatp.org/documents/political-history-of-us-farm-policy

Ritchie:  Impact of GATT. http://www.iatp.org/documents/impact-of-gatt-on-world-hunger

IATP:  History of De-Coupling. http://www.iatp.org/documents/the-de-coupled-approach-to-agriculture

Naylor:  et al Legacy of Crisis, http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra07/crisis_86.html

Naylor:  et al Farm Bill Basics, http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra07/farmbill_86.html

DeepDishTV:  Farm Crisis 1986 video, http://www.archive.org/details/ddtv_8_this_land_is_our_land

APAC:  96 “Freedom to Farm” Series, http://www.agpolicy.org/archive/policy/pqscomp.PDF

See Historical Videos from NFFC, CRL, LRV, Donahue, http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA1E706EFA90D1767

FARMER SUPPORT

NFFC:  Key Farmer Groups Leading these issues in the US are some of these, http://nffc.net/index.php/who-we-are/nffc-member-groups/

NFO:  See their Policy Resolutions, http://www.nfo.org/About_Us/Policy.aspx#domestic_farm_policy

ACGA:  supports the Food from Family Farms Act, http://www.acga.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=62&Itemid=47

AAM:  supports parity (price floor) programs, http://www.aaminc.org/default.htm

WORLD SUPPORT

IATP:  Africa Group Calls for price floors, supply management, http://www.iatp.org/documents/on-the-right-path-to-development-african-countries-pave-the-way

Campaign:  EU Farmer & Consumer Support, http://www.iatp.org/tradeobservatory/library.cfm?refID=25896

IATP:   European Community  Plan for Minimum Price & Supply Management (IATP), http://www.zcommunications.org/impact-of-gatt-on-world-hunger-by-mark-ritchie

Brad:  Via Campesina  supports these key NFFC Policies, http://www.zcommunications.org/via-campesina-with-nffc-support-for-fair-farm-prices-by-brad-wilsonViaCampesina

Via Campesina:   200,000,000 strong, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdlesaYaRxg

MORE DEPTH

NFFC:  US Solution: The Food from Family Farms Act. http://www.nffc.net/Learn/Fact%20Sheets/FFFA2007.pdf

IATP:  Fair Farm Bill Series. http://www.iatp.org/search/node/%22a%20Fair%20Farm%20Bill%20for%22

FWW:  Corporate Power vs Farm Bill, http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/reports/the-farm-bill/

APAC:  Farmer Livelihoods Worldwide. http://agpolicy.org/blueprint.html

FSLC-LAF:  African Amer. Cotton Study. http://www.federationsoutherncoop.com/cottonstudy/cottonsections.htm

APAC:  Real Evidence FOR Price Foors, http://library.wur.nl/ojs/index.php/frontis/article/view/1364/918

IATP:  US Sugar as Model Program, http://www.iatp.org/files/451_2_72784.pdf

GDAE:  Corn Sweetener Implicit Subsidies, http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/rp/PB09-01SweeteningPotFeb09.pdf

IATP:  WTO Decade of Dumping, http://www.iatp.org/files/451_2_48532.pdf

APAC:  (ppt/pdf)  World Supply Management, http://agpolicy.org/present/2009/DanielDUPragueAfternoon.pdf

ECONOMETRIC SUPPORT

IFPRI:  Elimination of Subsidies, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/160.html

APAC:  POLYSYS, http://agpolicy.org/blueprint.html

APAC:  Subsidies and Production, http://agpolicy.org/weekcol/188.html

GDAE:  5 Econ. Studies p. 21, http://are.berkeley.edu/courses/EEP131/fall2007/Agriculture/326_Paradox-of-Agricultural-Subsidies.pdf

Naylor I:  (FAPRI Chart), http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra07/crisis_86.html

Naylor II:  (See text;   http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra07/farmbill_86.html

Naylor et al: ) Full pdf pp. 11,19-22, Farm Aid Cogress Booklet, http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/ra07/ufrc_all_lo.pdf

LRV:  (Pages 11-15; Footnotes # 13, 19, 21.) “Crisis by Design:  A Brief Review of US Farm Policy” http://www.iatp.org/files/258_2_97261.pdf

Kaiser:  Support Against Corporate Dairy, http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/28972/1/16020073.pdf

Bailey MN:  Only Option to increase income, http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/14281/1/p85-32.pdf

Brad:  video with FAPRi charts: http://www.youtube.com/user/FireweedFarm#p/c/A5BB3F375C1059A6/2/feTeT45iWnc

NFU-Ca:  Corporate Profits Documented, “The Farm Crisis and Corporate Profits,” http://www.nfu.ca/sites/www.nfu.ca/files/corporate_profits.pdf

PROPOSALS TO SUPPORT

Brad:   Primer on proposals, http://zcomm.org/zblogs/primer-farm-justice-proposals-for-the-2012-farm-bill-by-brad-wilson/.

Brad:  FactSheet on Proposals: http://zcomm.org/zblogs/fact-sheet-farm-justice-proposals-for-the-2012-farm-bill-by-brad-wilson/

 

See also my “Food Crisis Primer.”

KEY FARM POLICY SITES

(These are the only sites I’m willing to link here, so far.  I’m trying to stay myth-free.)

National Family Farm Coalition:  http://nffc.net/index.php/issues/domestic-farm-and-food-policy/

Agricultural Policy Analysis Center:  (APAC)  http://agpolicy.org/articles14.html

See also APAC PublicationsPresentations, & Archived Series.

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy:  http://www.iatp.org/issue/agriculture/farm-bill

Missouri Rural Crisis Center:  http://www.inmotionmagazine.com/rural.html#Anchor-2007-23240

Food and Water Watch:  http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/food/farm-bill-2012/

GDAE Tufts: Tim Wise: Beyond Agricultural Subsidies:  http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/policy_research/USAgPolicy.html

Corporate Agribusiness Research Project:  http://www.thecalamityhowler.com/

National Farmers Union:  MDIS Proposal:  http://nfu.org/study

Brad:  (I plan to post a blog index from the several sites where I post, soon)

Brad: “Farm Bill & Food Bill” Video Playlist:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA1E706EFA90D1767

Brad:  Farm Bill Data Slides on SlideShare, http://www.slideshare.net/bradwilson581525

This project will be further refined over time, and additional material will be added.

On the top side of the price issue we need Reserves and Price Ceilings:  so see my “Food Crisis Primer,” coming soon. 

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