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Items Tagged with 'National Farmers Union'

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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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Carbon projects offer lessons for farmers, lawmakers

Climate change and regulation of greenhouse gases are hot topics in Washington again, and Democratic presidential candidates are pledging to make them major issues in the 2020 election. That’s raising questions for the first time in a decade about the role that farmers could be asked to play in reducing carbon emissions, and how growers could benefit.
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