In the film, “Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print”, farmers tell their stories and experts reveal how the corporate agricultural production model pits farmer-against-farmer. We travel across the American South and to Southern India to understand what’s happening to farmers living under contract and how we can change the food system for the better.
As a RAFI-USA Program Manager and Chair of its Direct Service Team, Lisa Misch wears many hats, as do all of RAFI-USA’s staff members. As she secures federal funding, oversees USDA-funded programs, serves on RAFI-USA’s policy team, and manages the Expanding Farmers Market Access program, she draws on her past experiences which range from working on farms in Japan and Colombia to spending a year at the College of Menominee Nation.
Last week the USDA issued a new Frequently Asked Questions page that clarifies how the USDA will enforce the final rule released by the Trump Administration on “Undue and Unreasonable Preferences and Advantages,” under the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). We thank the USDA for its attention to Packers and Stockyards Act enforcement.