Parity: Re-Establishing the Human Relationship with Nature Through Community-Based Family-Scale Farms

Patti NaylorEconomic Justice, Farmer Voices on Parity, History of Parity

US Interventionism, Climate Change and Organizing Low-Wage Food Chain Workers: An Interview with Jose Oliva

Jose OlivaEconomic Justice, Racial Equity

Parity and Supply Management though a Racial Equity Lens

Ben BurkettFarmer Voices on Parity, Racial Equity

Reshaping Supply Management in the US: Looking North and South for Inspiration

Karen Hansen-KuhnEnvironmental Resilience

Dairy Together: Building a Farmer-Led Movement for Supply Management

Sarah E. LloydEconomic Justice, Farmer Voices on Parity

Restoring Parity and Reducing Ecological Impacts through Agricultural Price Floors

Amanda Claire StarbuckEconomic Justice, Environmental Resilience

A hallmark of New Deal era agricultural programs, price floors were eliminated along with other supply management tools over the second half of the 20th century. Absence of price floors drives down farm income and encourages overproduction – a vicious cycle with numerous externalities, from environmental degradation and agricultural intensification to supplying factory farms with cheap feed. Reinstating price floors is an essential step in restoring farm income and addressing these externalities.