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Items Tagged with 'rural communities'


Karen Ross Updated

Opinion: Phase four coronavirus relief must be accessible by all

In this opinion piece, Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, discusses why we need to make the Farming to Support States Act happen and make it accessible to all, so that it may provide an extra measure of support for our food supply, and begin true economic recovery for communities still reeling for more than a decade.
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Roger Johnson Opinion

Opinion: Realigning the value of the dollar will help U.S. family farmers, ranchers

Decades of free and open trade have caused considerable harm to America’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The trade deficit has ballooned to record levels, and U.S. manufacturers are struggling to compete with cheaper imports, forcing them to shutter factories that employ thousands of rural Americans. Even though agricultural exports remain high, farmers’ incomes are on the decline.

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