Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cotton Trade Fight

Today I share an article with you regarding the trade fight between the US and Brazil dealing with cotton. This article explains the 12 year battle between Brazil and the US. Read through the article: US and Brazil resolve Cotton Trade Fight then discuss the points below.

Discussion Points

  1. What are subsidies and why do we use them?
  2. Look at the situation as both a US and Brazilian farmer and discuss the impacts these subsidies created.
  3. What results do you see coming from this resolution?
  4. Do US farmers receive any other subsidies similar to this for other commodities?
*Ag Educators you can have your students do some research before discussing the above points if needed.

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