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Donate at a premium level to receive a Farm to You Box

RAFI-USA has curated our Farm to You boxes as a way to promote our Farmers of Color Network members who produce value-added products, and as a premium to say a special thank you to donors. These boxes make for great gift-giving—even to yourself!

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Transparency in the Poultry Industry

On May 26, 2022, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the publication of a long-awaited proposed rule regarding “Transparency in Poultry Growing Contracts and Tournaments.” RAFI-USA is pleased with this development and applauds Sec. Vilsack for taking this important step.

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Events and Trainings

Webinar — Introduction to FSA Loans for Farmers

This webinar is for any farmer who would like to learn more about farm loan options — whether you are ready to apply for a loan now or would like to consider for later down the road

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Farm and Faith Partnerships Project: Creation of a CSA

RAFI-USA’s New Video Shares the Benefits of Faith and Farm Communities Working Together

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The Farmstand Blog

New Round of Farmers of Color Network Grants

RAFI-USA is now accepting applications for the 2023 Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Grant cycle! Applicants may request up to $10,000 in assistance for farm infrastructure projects that increase farm viability and do one or more of the following: support community food sovereignty efforts, preserve traditional and cultural farming practices, or support farmers’ local food economies. 
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Job Opening: Communications Coordinator

RAFI-USA seeks candidates for a Communications Coordinator. This position supports the Communications Manager to increase visibility for the organization. Primary focus includes coordinating and publishing digital and print communications materials; social media posting and monitoring; and, writing, editing, and designing comms materials.  
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Double Bucks as a Win-Win-Win: Q&A with BRWIA

Since its inception in 2003, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture (BRWIA) has worked hard to help build an equitable, sustainable High Country local food system in Northwest North Carolina. Enjoy this Q&A below with the Come to the Table team and Rachel Kinard, the BRWIA Double Up Food Bucks & Farmers Market Manager.
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The Soul Speaks in Story: Storytelling as Ministry

Stories also move people to action, help us understand the world and others more clearly, and foster a deep-seated empathy. This is even more true for faith leaders, who communicate truths about our relationship with God and neighbor, not through data, facts, or figures, but through stories – both ancient and ongoing.
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Action Alert: Family Farmer & Rancher Tax Fairness Act

The Inflation Reduction Act offered a vital lifeline to many farmers when it authorized debt relief for economically distressed farmers and payments to those who have experienced discrimination. However, under current law those borrowers will still face a tax liability on those payments. A new bill introduced by Senator Booker on December 8 would remedy that tax burden by making both debt relief and discrimination payments under the IRA non-taxable.
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Job Opening: Farm Advocacy Program Manager

RAFI-USA seeks candidates for a Farm Advocacy Program Manager. The manager will restructure, organize, and add to existing farm advocacy training materials to create a user-friendly resource that provides basic training for new farm advocates. The Program Manager will observe and learn from current farm advocacy casework with the ultimate goal of becoming trained as a farmer advocate.
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Otis Wright, Jr. Brings Passion and Dedication to his Work

Otis Wright, Jr. joined RAFI-USA in June of this year as a Farmer Resource Coordinator, assisting farmers of color in the Southeast U.S. in navigating FSA loans. In this staff profile he shares a little about how he got into farming, his passion for his family, and how his work assisting farmers gives him joy.
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