Jim Harkness

Jim Harkness is the president of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.

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Friday, August 16, 2013 - 8:04am
Big Meat Imitates Big Tobacco in Fighting the Public’s Right to Know
Eight meatpacking industry groups recently sued to stop implementation of the popular Country of Origin Label (COOL) law ( supported by 93 percent of Americans) that was passed back in 2008.
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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 7:30am
The End of the Farm Bill? And the Beginning of Better Food System
“There is absolutely no way to explain this other than agriculture is just not a priority,” said Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow on the Senate Floor on New Year’s Day. She was describing the bare-bones Farm Bill extension agreed to as part of the stop-gap budget deal.
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Monday, August 20, 2012 - 7:32am
Avoiding a 21st-Century Dust Bowl
Mother Nature found a cruel way to demonstrate the difference between political rhetoric and reality when this summer's record-breaking drought coincided with the writing of a new U.S. Farm Bill.
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