Category Archives: Fair Trade

Don’t Fall for the Hype of Free Trade Agreements

By: Jim Goodman, board member of Family Farm Defenders from Wonewoc, WI Published by Common Dreams, Wed. April 17, 2019 NAFTA 2.0 is not about feeding people or doing right by American farmers or Canadian farmers or Mexican farmers—it is … Continue reading

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Free Trade should benefit the people, not corporations

By:  Jim Goodman, organic dairy/beef farmer (Wonewoc, WI) and FFD Board Member Capital Times (Madison, WI) Jan. 10, 2018 There is a lot of angst in the US corporate world. They are quite concerned that the renegotiation talks between the … Continue reading

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Stop pretending the estate tax has anything to do with us family farmers

Rolling back the estate tax is the least of our concerns By:  Jim Goodman, FFD board member and organic dairy farmer, Wonewoc, WI Washington Post, 11/15/17 Politicians love to invoke the “family farmer” when it’s politically useful. (Astrid Riecken for The … Continue reading

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NAFTA Needs To Be Replaced, Not Renegotiated

By: Jim Goodman, Family Farm Defenders board member, and organic dairy/beef farmer near Wonewoc, WI                                       Published by Common Dreams, 4/25/2017 While the current structure of NAFTA increased trade between Canada, Mexico, and the United States, farm profit margins did not … Continue reading

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The Trans Pacific Partnership Will Not Help Struggling Farmers

By: Jim Goodman, FFD board member and dairy farmer near Wonewoc, WI A recent 10/26/16 Associated Press article (http://host.madison.com/wsj/business/wisconsin-dairy-farmers-hold-out-hope-for-trans-pacific-partnership/article_) noted that Wisconsin dairy producers “see nothing but advantages” if the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) were passed during the final session … Continue reading

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