Watch Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print

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.

COVID-19 Relief Resources for Farmers

An updated summary of some of the currently available opportunities for farmers seeking pandemic relief. Some of the programs listed below also apply to farmers markets, food hubs, and other food system intermediaries.

Hurricane Relief Mini-Grants for Farmers

In response to Hurricane Ida, RAFI-USA is offering hurricane relief grants to farmers. Farmers in impacted areas of the South and Southeast are eligible for $500 grants.

RAFI-USA Newsletters

Once a month, we gather together information about things we’re working on to share with you! It’s what’s happening now, in the past month, and in the coming months. Please take a moment to look at our latest E-Newsletter.

Lisa Misch

Lisa Misch Draws on her Rich Experiences to Inform her Work at RAFI-USA

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.

Cattle Feeding

USDA Issues Guidance for Encouraging Strong Enforcement of the P&S Act

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.