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  •  Will try my best to write (3+ / 0-)
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    MontanaMaven, pioneer111, icebergslim

    on the subject of trade at length before the end of this month.

    "These trade deals often promote large agribusiness to the detriment of the little farmers."

    I tend to agree. The reason could possibly be this: farming lobby (esp. large-scale industrial-level farming) in the US is rather strong, but I suspect that in poorer countries, farmers don't have much of a political clout currently. Since the system when left unchecked tends to disadvantage those w/o representation, it is likely, i'd say, that farming industry in other countries suffers from trade agreements where the country involved isn't factoring that in.

    •  Plus the country involved aka U.S. doesn't care (0+ / 0-)

      about its own small farms and ranches.  We also get little attention from candidates.  I've lived in small towns and big cities and we all need to work together for a sustainable future.

      "It is not be cause things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult." Seneca

      by MontanaMaven on Wed Oct 10, 2007 at 01:19:24 PM PDT

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