The Evolution of Corn Farming: How farming has changed throughout the decades due to NAFTA, Ashley Prast

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) had paramount impact o n corn industry
in the United States and in Mexico. Corn is an economic and cultural pillar in agriculture and
continues support economies on a global scale. The crop is encouraged to be overproduced and
specifically looking at the corn policies introduced in NAFTA, a clear link can be seen of
favoring corporate profits at the expense of individual farmers. By analyzing the aftermath of the
initial NAFTA agreement and its future amendments, this research paper aims to bridge the gap
between farmer’s experiences and how they related to the policies that are currently in place.

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