TITLE

Where's the 18 cents for African cotton producers?

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;1/11/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the conditions of African cotton growers. It seems that the U.S. cotton growers are aiming to keep the African cotton farmers in poverty. The U.S. cotton growers receive billions of dollars in subsidies and they use it to ensure that cotton growers in West African countries get little to nothing for their cotton. But it is also true that African cotton farmers are being suppressed by the institutions left over from French colonialism, not U.S. subsidies and hence the question of U.S. cotton farmers in keeping the African farmers at bay does not arise.
ACCESSION #
19609674

 

Related Articles

  • Suicide count down 15 per cent in cotton country.  // Man-Made Textiles in India;Feb2008, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p73 

    The article reports on the 15 percent decline in farmer suicides in the six cotton-producing districts of Vidarbha in India from a record 1,448 in 2006 to 1,230 in 2007. The claims was made by the official state government web site which is monitoring the implementation of special relief...

  • Notable Quotes as I Wonder Why… …There Ain't No Rules in a Knife Fight. Gantz, Henry // Cotton Grower;Apr2006, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p4 

    The article solicits the opinion of several executives from the cotton industry in the U.S. regarding the subsidies given to the cotton growers in the U.S. Wood Eastland, outgoing chairman of National Cotton Council, said, any reduction or weakening of the safety net provided by the 2002 U.S....

  • Know Thine Enemy. Giles, Frank // Cotton Grower;Apr2006, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p22 

    The article shares the author's perspectives on the lobbying against the cotton subsidies in the U.S. According to the author, the lobbyists which he calls grassroots movement, are getting stronger because of the think-tanks and non-government organizations that are supporting the movement. In...

  • The Farm Fight. Robinson, Simon; Cendrowicz, Leo; Kauffman, Elisabeth; Roston, Eric // Time International (South Pacific Edition);12/5/2005, Issue 48, p52 

    The article focuses on the problems faced by cotton farmers in Africa because of farm subsidies given by the U.S. Every year, the U.S. pays its 25,000 cotton farmers more than $3 billion in subsidies. The sinking price makes a huge difference in West Africa. U.S. cotton farmers are not the only...

  • Reducing Inputs and Increasing Yields. Gantz, Henry // Cotton Grower;Jun2006, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p8 

    The article presents a successful story of cotton farmers who uses the Ag Spectrum's Nu-Till System in Mississippi. The system was enticing to the farmers because it eliminates application of phosphorus and potassium in the soil, while reducing nitrogen application by 25 percent. In 2005, Turner...

  • The World Envies the American Farmer. Gantz, Henry // Cotton Grower;Mar2008, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p30 

    The article reports on the speech of U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln at the annual meeting of the National Cotton Council Lincoln in 2008. Lincoln talked about her work at the House and Senate agricultural committees and her efforts in opposing legislation aimed at limiting farm payments and...

  • Human rights, not "trade justice".  // New Statesman;12/12/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4770, p17 

    The article focuses on cotton farming in Burkina Faso, West Africa. About the only thing that grows in Burkina's arid soil is cotton.last year, U.S. farmers received more in subsidies than the entire GDP of Burkina Faso. Burkina's cotton industry lost millions of dollars due to subsidies and...

  • South-central Kansas producers are growing cotton, reaping CSP contracts. Bennett, David // Southwest Farm Press;1/13/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p14 

    The article reports that south-central Kansas producers are growing cotton and reaping Conservation Security Program contracts. Historically south-central Kansas through north-central Oklahoma has been wheat and cow country. Cotton came on strong as an alternative in the mid-1990s, when several...

  • Producers to plant lowest cotton acreage in 26 years. Robinson, Elton // Southwest Farm Press;4/16/2009, Vol. 36 Issue 11, p10 

    The article reports on the plan of cotton producers to plant 8.81 million acres in 2009. This value reflects a reduction from 2008 of seven percent and the lowest cotton acreage in 26 years. Growers plan to decrease planted area in all states except Georgia, Kansas, and South Carolina. The...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics