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Global Farmer Network

The Global Farmer Network is a non-profit advocacy group led by farmers who support free trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies, and strategies they need to maximize productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner.
The Global Farmer Network is a non-profit advocacy group led by farmers who support free trade and farmers’ freedom to choose the tools, technologies, and strategies they need to maximize productivity and profitability in a sustainable manner.

Articles By Global Farmer Network

Aug 17, 2019

Technology Delivers Meat and Protein Choices

By Carol Keiser: Belleair, Florida The “ meatless revolution ” is underway, according to the Wall Street Journal—but in this supposed upheaval, people aren’t quitting meat in the conventional sense. Instead, they’re searching for alternatives to it. Following a few well-publicized corporate partnerships and stock offerings earlier this year, there’s
Aug 10, 2019

A Campaign Focused on Science Over Fiction

By Bill Horan: Rockwell City, Iowa Joe Biden said it well: “We choose science over fiction.” The former vice president and current presidential candidate was wrapping up his remarks on July 31, during the second night of Democratic debates in Detroit. His words—in that single sentence, at least—are exactly right.
Aug 03, 2019

Broadband Access Vital for Rural America and the Economy

By Joanna Lidback: Barton, Vermont I have to drive 20 miles to see a traffic light. To get to an airport from our farm requires a 2-hour drive to Burlington. In other words, life on our dairy farm in Vermont can feel pretty remote. That was especially true before we
Jul 27, 2019

Science is Rescuing the Chestnut Tree

By John Rigolizzo, Jr.: Berlin, New Jersey When we talk about an “ old chestnut ,” we usually mean a familiar story—sometimes one that’s been told so often that it has become stale, but also possibly one that’s ready and reliable. Either way, the phrase suggests a kind of sturdiness
Jul 20, 2019

Let Africans Decide What is Best for Africa

By Onyaole Patience Koku: Abuja, FCT, Nigeria The statement just came to me: “Let Africans decide what is best for Africa!” A European “expert” had offered a different opinion. In his view, African farmers don’t need cutting-edge technology because we don’t understand the risks. He wants non-Africans to decide what
Jun 29, 2019

Mexico Leads the Way and Ratifies USMCA

By Gina Gutierrez: Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico I am pleased, and relieved, that Mexico acknowledges the importance of improving our most important trade deal. Mexico’s Senate last week overwhelmingly approved the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), the trade deal that updates the rules that have governed North America’s international commerce
Jun 22, 2019

Calling Foul Ball on China

By Cherilyn Nagel: Mossbank, Saskatchewan, Canada Here in rural Saskatchewan, there aren’t an overabundance of kids to play sports. Often teams must recruit younger players to make up a whole team. My 12-year-old daughter loves the sport of softball but it often requires her to “play up.” In other words,
May 29, 2019

Removing Japanese Beef Trade Barrier is Welcomed

By Hope Pjesky: Goltry, Oklahoma Japan is America’s biggest export market for beef—and now we have the opportunity to grow that market a little more, thanks to Tokyo’s decision this month to lift an important trade barrier. It means that on the eve of his just-completed visit to the “Land
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May 25, 2019

America’s Farmers Don’t Want More Aid – We Want Trade!

By Terry Wanzek: Jamestown, North Dakota By Terry Wanzek: Jamestown, North Dakota Each morning when I get in my tractor, I turn on the radio and hope to hear a breaking-news report on how the United States and China have struck a deal and ended a trade war that’s causing