U.S. farm groups and their political allies in Congress have both direct and indirect influence over all components of U.S. trade policy.
Some fear the agriculture industry is walking headlong into a figurative hall of mirrors. Amid consolidation and consumer food awareness, perceptions of conspiracy and collusion can lead to class-action antitrust lawsuits against food companies and cooperatives with ties to producers of broilers, milk and more. Read moreRead More »
The American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Farmers Union and six groups representing commodities grown mostly in the northern states have reached consensus on a series of farm bill proposals, but groups representing generally southern crops have not signed off on them. Read moreRead More »