REPORT: GIANT COMPANIES OVERPOWER SMALL FARMERS

MINNEAPOLIS -- As Congress and the farm industry prepare to debate over a new farm bill, a just-released report argues that federal farm policies are "repeatedly" hurting family farmers and rural communities.have failed to adequately address the great swings in farm prices that affect farmers, particularly small family operations. It was issued by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, based

MINNEAPOLIS -- As Congress and the farm industry prepare to debate over a new farm bill, a just-released report argues that federal farm policies are "repeatedly" hurting family farmers and rural communities.

have failed to adequately address the great swings in farm prices that affect farmers, particularly small family operations. It was issued by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, based here.

"We have failed miserably in maintaining a family farm organization fo

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