Policy Recommendations to Balance the U.S. Agricultural Trade Deficit with Higher-Value Food Crops

A new report commissioned by our 501(c)(3) partner Farm Action reveals how the food security of the United States has become increasingly reliant on other nations. The U.S. now runs an agricultural trade deficit following decades of declining domestic production of produce, legumes, and whole grains. The federal government has driven this shift through farm programs that heavily subsidize lower-value feed grains.

Farm Action Fund recommends including the below policy provisions in the upcoming farm bill to reverse this trend.