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A lesson for us from the Pawnee and Sioux people

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Looker, Dan (main author)
Format:
Commentary
Publication Date:
2000-05
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
cooperation, cooperative programs, farmers, interest groups, journalism, journalists, marketing, markets, organization, politics, roles, television, marketing methods, lobbying, bias, ethnic factors, trust
Notes:
"Farmers' lack of market power is the real enemy, so farmers and ranchers must work together to gain bargaining power, because, without it, independent farmers have little hope of survival." Mentions issue of farm organizations, agricultural trade and commodity groups misrepresenting their interests to Congress and policy makers by posing as the family farmer.