Policy

“Free Trade”: Is it working for farmers?

Comparing 2007 to 1988–This is an expanded and updated version of a report originally published in 2002

We’ve had 19 years of “Free Trade.” How is it working for farm families and rural communities? To help us find out, the following compares economic indicators from 1988 (the year before we set off down the Free Trade path) with those of 2007. Figures are not adjusted for inflation.

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