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Iowa Farm Activist's Profile

Worked as NGO Farm Bill-Commodity Title specialist, & rep to Sustainable Agriculture and Family Farm movements. Rural Social Work. Living History Farms. Farm background, farm labor, organic.

Real Name: Brad Wilson

Location: Iowa, USA

Home Page:

Twitter: @FarmJustice


Diaries published: 15 (174 days since last diary on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 09:52 AM PST)

Comments posted: 177 (173 days since last comment on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 02:39 AM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 116

Total Comment Ratings: 12

Most Recommended Diary: The Case for Raising Farm Subsidies, 233 comments, 28 recommends

People Following Iowa Farm Activist: 9

Iowa Farm Activist's Most Recent Diaries:

As we consider the new proposal for a National Food Policy,[1] here’s some background on earlier national farming plans might be helpful.  Here is a discussion of four such plans, with the first ...
by Iowa Farm Activist
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 09:52 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Ricardo Salvador and Olivier De Schutter have been doing some integrative work on farm and food policy issues, as seen in the recent call for a “National Food Policy”
by Iowa Farm Activist
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Dec 04, 2014 at 09:43 AM PST with 2 Recommends
My map series, "Maps of Farm Bill Impacts," shows net farm bill impacts for 10 commodity crops and dairy, for the lower 48 states (with Alaska and Hawaii included in calculations for the Pacific ...
by Iowa Farm Activist
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Aug 13, 2013 at 01:34 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Analysis of various farm bill failures has gone viral! Sadly, a crucial part of this story, the ways that progressives have been duped by the “divide and conquer” strategies of agribusiness, is ...
by Iowa Farm Activist
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
In a recent front page story in The Gazette, (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Iowa Democrats opposed Democratic farm bill principles, and spoke like Republicans instead, saying that they historical Democratic ...
by Iowa Farm Activist
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Sep 03, 2012 at 04:30 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
The Big Ideas in the 2012 farm bill debate are clearly: 1. Eliminate Direct Payments and, 2. Expand Revenue Insurance. Here are key, targeted, talking points to bring food advocates and ...
by Iowa Farm Activist
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun May 13, 2012 at 09:48 AM PDT with 3 Recommends

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