Comments for: Exports not the basis of sustainable local food economies

Posted March 11, 2015, at 1:55 p.m.

As the push for fast-track trade authority intensifies, there has been an onslaught of new promotional materials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Virginia Manuel’s Feb. 24 BDN OpEd. These opinion pieces assert that fast-track and new free-trade agreements would increase farm exports and, by extension, improve rural livelihoods. …

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