Fast Track is the Wrong Track for Food and Farm

Fafarmir World Project joined over 100 organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to oppose Fast Track because restricting Congressional oversight of international trade agreements will be a disaster for food and farming.

Fair World Project joined over 100 organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to oppose Fast Track because restricting Congressional oversight of international trade agreements will be a disaster for food and farming.

 From the letter:

We need to start from an honest assessment of the problems confronting American farmers and rural communities and not pretend that expanded trade, at any cost, will solve them. These problems include falling crop prices, rising costs of inputs, and dramatic increases in corporate concentration in agriculture that make it ever more difficult for farm families to make ends meet and for rural communities to thrive. To cite just one example, Iowa State University estimates the cost of corn production in that state at $4.93 a bushel, while the price has fallen to as low as $3 a bushel in recent months. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization project continued low prices through 2023. Trade at such low prices may benefit agribusiness exporters, but does not serve the interests of farmers, workers, and rural small business and communities, either in the U.S. or abroad.

As an organization dedicated to creating a more just economy for small-scale farmers and working families, this letter highlights why we got involved in the fight to stop Fast Track. The food we eat and the people who produce it depend on fair trade, not free trade.

Read the full letter.

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