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"ditching NAFTA" may hurt american farmers, but which ones?

This NPR report suggests that leaving NAFT could hurt American farmers, but we wonder if it could actually help small-scale agriculture.

Posted: February 17 2017
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milk: the new crude oil?

NPR's The Salt, on why the USDA is purchasing $20,000 worth of cheese to help US dairy farmers-- and why it doesn't really make a difference to the big dairy industry. If this piece whets your appetite to understand globalization and milk production, we recommend you keep on down the rabbit hole with this Modern Farmer […]

Posted: August 27 2016
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the thing sanders, trump, and clinton agree on

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is slated for an up-or-down vote in Congress. Proponents say it’s about free trade. But it looks more like corporate colonization. One issue unites three U.S. presidential candidates from quite different positions on the political spectrum. Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders all oppose the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP […]

Posted: March 28 2016
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rally to stop the trans pacific partnership

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/72276251 w=500&h=375] Check out this video of the rally held in Madison, WI on Sat. Aug. 10th against Fast Track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  The TPP is the "mother" of all free trade agreements. Yikes!! Several hundred people attended.    

Posted: August 16 2013