Anton Bekkerman and Eric Belasco sit down to chat about the big issues that are on their radars as a result of the 2016 presidential election outcome. They focus on three policy areas: immigration, trade, and domestic policy. How might immigration policy affect the US agricultural labor supply and, potentially, food prices? Are the TPP and NAFTA really a big deal and what other factors might influence international trade? What does a Republican-controlled legislative and executive branches (the first time since the 1954 agricultural policy that a Republicans controlled both branches) mean for the 2018 Farm Bill? Is crop insurance likely to go away or get stronger?
Have you been thinking about how the next four years are going to shape foreign and domestic agricultural policy in the United States? What are questions that you have about the 2018 Farm Bill?
(Intro and outro music by Trevor Sensor)