In climate talks, rich countries are getting away with murder
In climate talks, rich countries are getting away with murder
When governments fail, civil society sets the agenda: a look into COP 25
When governments fail, civil society sets the agenda: a look into COP 25

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Women farmers restoring balance to the Earth
Women farmers restoring balance to the Earth
“Get Big or Get Out”: How Biofuels Programs Prop Up Industrial Agribusiness in the United States

Since the 1970s when U.S. farm policy encouraged farmers to overproduce and “get big or get out”, family farmers have struggled just to survive. They are told that biofuels programs like the Renewable Fuel Standard will help them by increasing both demand for corn and the price farmers are paid. But these biofuels mandates only prop up the industrial agribusiness system. Farmers are not getting the fair prices they need.

This report examines the impact of agribusiness and biofuels programs on family farmers and rural communities in Iowa, which produces more corn than many countries and has a strong family farm history.

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  • Date Published May 2018
  • Number of Pages 4
The Next Decade Could Determine if Family Farms Survive
The Next Decade Could Determine if Family Farms Survive
Agroecology: for the sake of the planet and the people
Agroecology: for the sake of the planet and the people
Part 1: TIAA’s “sustainability reports” can’t paper over the impacts of land grabbing
Part 1: TIAA’s “sustainability reports” can’t paper over the impacts of land grabbing
Part 2: TIAA’s farms up close
Part 2: TIAA’s farms up close
Back to the land: Why food production is central to the global crises we face
Back to the land: Why food production is central to the global crises we face
The Armed Lifeboat
The Armed Lifeboat