Without Congressional action, Family Farm Action president Joe Maxwell states that giant global corporate interests will cut young farmers out of the market as older farmers retire.
Family Farm Action advocates for the right to repair agricultural machinery and is looking forward to seeing how President Biden’s Executive Order will deal with the issue.
Ahead of an upcoming executive order that will diminish corporate power, Family Farm Action President Joe Maxwell tells Christian Science Monitor that Big Ag is a “threat to our democracy and our way of life.”
Farmers and activists say carbon markets will lock in monocrop systems and industrial operations that degrade the environment and shut out smaller farms.
Family Farm Action president Joe Maxwell discusses how the Growing Climate Solutions Act will create more opportunity for agribusiness corporations to consolidate their wealth and political power.
Biden’s appointments might now be famous for wanting to break up big tech. But both have earned their antitrust chops on farm country, says Joe Maxwell, president of Family Farm Action, a non-profit that fights corporate control of agriculture.
Family Farm Action is calling for more states to follow Missouri’s lead pushing to investigate price fixing by packers in the cattle market.
Over 60 groups ended up collaborating in this database, including racial justice groups like Color of Change and Liberation in a Generation; climate leaders like Sunrise and Friends of the Earth; advocacy groups like Indivisible, MoveOn, and People’s Action; think tanks like Demos and the Center for Economic and Policy Research; corporate watchdogs like Public Citizen and Amazon Watch; and agriculture groups ranging from Family Farm Action to the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
Joe Maxwell, who leads Family Farm Action, said Biden’s picks for other USDA jobs were solid, especially the nomination of Virginia Agriculture Secretary Jewel Bronaugh, who is Black, for the No. 2 job at the department. And he credited Vilsack for engaging with his critics since his nomination.