America has long been the world’s bread basket. Our more than 3.2 million farmers and ranchers, as well as nearly a million more U.S. workers in the agriculture sector, work tirelessly to provide the blessings that feed our nation and much of the world.
Yet almost no sector in our economy is as prone to subsidies, restrictions, and protectionist manipulation in global markets by foreign competitors as is agriculture. CASE has joined the fight as a staunch opponent against protectionism and deliberate distortions in the global marketplace of agricultural products and commodities, which serve only to hurt consumers through limited choice and higher prices. Regulation to ensure a secure and safe food supply is both a critical and legitimate role for government, but interfering in the marketplace to achieve a national advantage is not. CASE is further committed to ensuring that growers and producers compete in a manner that is open, fair and transparent, providing consumers as much information and choice as possible.