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FarmWeek Article 9/12/16

Monday, September 12, 2016

Trade and TPP


September 12, 2016

FARMWEEK Reading Activity from Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom.

Another in the series of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom non-fiction text examples to be used in your classroom.  Remember, these will be available every MONDAY afternoon that FarmWeek is published during the school year.

Questions about this can be directed to Kevin Daugherty, Education Director of Illinois Agriculture in the Classroom at [email protected]

**Reminder these questions are designed to use with the on-line version of FarmWeek.  

http://digital.farmweeknow.com/app.php?RelId=6.2.2.7

Trade focus of Leaders to Washington trip

  1.  What is the TPP?
  2.  What does lobby mean?
  3. Name the two senators from Illinois
  4. How is trade a solution for low commodity prices?
  5. After reading the reaction from farmers about the upcoming trip, why do you think farmers going to Washington, DC could be a priority in your area?

BONUS TOPIC

 For more information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) consider this source.   Questions below are from the video and the written material.

http://www.ilfb.org/tpp

  1.  Name the 11 countries other than the US that are part of the TPP
  2. How many people live in TPP countries?
  3. What percentage of Illinois exports currently go to TPP Countries?
  4. What percent of farm income depends directly on expanded markets through trade?
  5. Further increasing trade with Japan would impact what Illinois commodities?
  6. Pick a side, supporting or not supporting TPP.  Explain why you think the policy should be supported or not supported.

TEACHERS….Additional TPP resources can be found on the sidebar of the ilfb.org/tpp page  and the US Grains Council has excellent infographics.  http://www.grains.org/trade-toolkit

A SPECIAL NOTE.  A GUEST COLUMN APPEARS AT THE END OF FARMWEEK ABOUT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES AND AGRICULUTRE.  THIS MIGHT BE WORTH EXPLORING AS ELECTION SEASON IS UPON US! (PAGE 12 OF FARMWEEK ATTACHED)



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