NFU PRESIDENT CALLS FOR RETHINK OF TRADE POLICY, FARM PRODUCTION

The leader of a major farm group says America’s trade agenda is harming farmers and farm policy needs revamped. National Farmers Union president Roger Johnson says it’s time to have an “honest conversation” on farm policy in the U.S.…



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In particular, Johnson suggests looking into how much the United States is producing…



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However, Johnson notes that at a time when farmers need help, the political process is dysfunctional…



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Johnson adds that he’s maintaining a “wait and see” approach regarding a $15 billion trade aid package that’s reportedly in the works. He says that depending on how it is structured, it could make matters worse if the U.S. dumps commodities on poor countries.

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