Turning a blind eye to textile workers

Laws, Forreet
December 2004
Southeast Farm Press;12/1/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 27, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on cotton production in the United States. The fact that cotton production had been declining in the United States until 2004 or that doing away with those subsidies could impoverish farmers in the European Union and the United States doesn't seem to matter to OxFam International or the editorial writers of the Times and the Journal. Most U.S. farmers know that U.S. textile manufacturer groups have filed safeguard petitions to try to slow the onslaught of Chinese products into the U.S. market since quotas for many categories of products were eliminated under China's Forrest Laws Worle Trade Organization accession agreement.


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