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Balancing the U.S. Agricultural Trade Deficit with Higher-Value Food Crops

Virtual Event

Domestic production of high-value, nutrient-dense crops has long been on the decline in the United States, with the majority of our acreage shifting to livestock feed and fuel production. Despite having nearly one billion acres of farmland and a population of only 330 million, the U.S. is increasingly dependent on imports for its supplies of […]

Making the Grade? A 2023 Review of the Biden Administration’s Commitment to Food System Competition

Virtual Event

Last summer, Farm Action and Open Markets Institute released a report card grading government agencies' progress toward the directives in President Biden’s 2021 executive order promoting competition throughout the economy. Now, with less than two years remaining to deliver on the promises of the executive order, it’s time to check in on the agencies again […]

Predatory Retail Chains and What Communities Need from Antitrust Enforcers

Virtual Event

Farm Action's Angela Huffman will speak at a live virtual event hosted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) on Tuesday, May 23rd at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET. The rise of predatory retail chains—including Walmart, Kroger, and Dollar General—has wreaked havoc on our communities. These giants leverage their power to bully farmers and muscle out independent […]