Supply Management, Parity Prices, and Ecological Thinking as the Foundation for a Practical Agriculture System
Iowa dairy farmer Dan Beard. Photo courtesy of Practical Farmers of Iowa
The New Deal’s Impacts on Sharecropping and Tenant Farming in the US South: A History
The impacts of the New Deal parity system on the most vulnerable of southern farmers – sharecroppers and tenant farmers, many of whom were and are farmers of color – cannot be overstated.
Parity: An Economic Foundation for an Agroecological System
When applying economic theory that values preservation of our natural resources, health of small farm communities, and the cooperative culture of family farms, it becomes clear that the current agricultural system not only does not work for farmers or consumers, but inevitably creates externalities and, in fact, is a market failure.