Platform - Agriculture

-The National Bolshevik Party supports a system of ecologically based, sustainable, organic agriculture based on family farms and farming cooperatives that guarantee full workers' rights to their employees, uphold all environmental and safety standards, and treat their live-stock in a humane manner. We support the creation of socially owned enterprises in the areas of transportation, storage, and processing of agricultural goods, controlled by boards comprised of farmers, farm workers, and community members.

1. We call for strong organic standards, gradually lessened government price supports for non-organic food production, and strong government incentives for conservation initiatives.

2. We support the creation of urban gardens and farms to increase self sufficiency.

3. We encourage the use of home gardens to increase self sufficiency.

4. We call for a parity system that guarantees farmers a full return on the cost of production.

5. We encourage plant diversity, and oppose the creating, patenting, and licensing of life forms.

6. We oppose industrial meat production in all its environmentally destructive forms, including hog confinements, cattle feedlots, and industrial poultry production.

7. We call for country-of-origin labeling on agricultural products.

8. We call for low-cost loans, grants, and technical help to farmers including help shifting farm production from non-essentials to staple foods and fibers.

9. We encourage the reintroduction of hemp farming.