Over the years, NC 1198 members have identified and articulated many issues facing Ag of the Middle producers and their supply chain partners. We all understand that public policy plays a role in the issues, opportunities and impacts on the Ag of the Middle sector. Explicitly addressing policy issues in straightforward ways can enrich our Ag of the Middle and supply chains research, and offers more outputs and outcomes from our work.
One of our NC 1198 project objectives is to collect data and identify issues that may be traced back to policy. Some NC 1198 members already include policy identification and implementation in their research. By extending and pooling our collective knowledge about how public and private policy affects Ag of the Middle, we can paint a more coherent picture of the policy implications of our work. Our research then becomes relevant to the policymakers and others who rely on data and analysis to make sound public policy decisions.
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