Farm Bill has been Extended! Join us in the fight for an equitable and sustainable food system!

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USDA Should Buy Meat from Local Processors, Not Meatpacking Monopolists!

Do you think the federal government should be required to take a holistic approach to supporting more competitive meat sectors? Check out our blog and take action by emailing or calling your legislators! The time is NOW!

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Want to help farmers get better access to fair credit?

Join us in our fight for more fair access to credit for farmers and ranchers! Check out our blog and take action by emailing or calling your legislators! The time is NOW!

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Recorded Webinars and Trainings

Farmers! Bookmark this page that has links to all recent webinars and trainings. Topics range from NRCS and FSA intros and follow ups, how to get a farm number, how to lobby, and ERP Phase 2.

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Second Round of Climate Grants Awarded to BIPOC Organizations

RAFI-USA is pleased to announce that a second round of grants have been awarded, both to continue providing funding to previous grant recipients, and to support thirteen new organizations. Learn more here!

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Events and Trainings

Climate Smart Regenerative Certification Info Session

December 5, 2023 12:00 pm ET


CSA Webinar

December 7, 2023 6:00 pm ET


The Farmstand Blog

Job Opening: Grassroots Engagement Lead

The Grassroots Engagement Lead’s primary focus will be on relationship-building for policy work, with both partner organizations and farmers/stakeholders. They will be the staff lead for the Climate & Equity Policy Project, coordinating trainings, meetings, and communications with the Project grantee cohort and coordinating a grants review and awards process in the case of additional funds becoming available.
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Storytelling Insights From SFJFS

Come to the Table’s School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling (SFJFS) kicked off on September 28 with a session entitled, “The Power of Storytelling,” featuring a mini-workshop from New York Times bestselling author Mark Yaconelli.
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Farming to the Beat: Notes from Farm Aid 2023

Most people know Farm Aid as Willie Nelson’s annual benefit concert, and it is a music festival of long lineage and legendary proportions. But attending this year as a RAFI employee gave Mary Bulan a “behind the scenes'' look at the good work this organization is doing.
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Meet the Fall 2023 SFJFS Cohort

For the first time, Come to the Table opened up its food and faith cohort to a national audience of leaders. The cohort features members from 19 states across the country who work at the intersection of food justice and faith, at churches, non-profits, farms, and a host of other great organizations.
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NRCS "Deadlines" for Cost-Share Assistance Approaching

USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) can provide substantial conservation support, most notably EQIP or CSP cost-share assistance, for a multitude of enhancements or “practices” on cropland, pasture, rangeland, forests, small water bodies on farms, and other farm adjacent land. The majority of Southeast states and territories have deadlines before December 2023, so the time to apply is NOW!
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Job Opening: Federal Grants Manager

This position manages federal grants ensuring compliance with federal budget and grant requirements, coordinating with external subaward partners, tracking proper collection of data, managing federal reimbursement requests, and assessing grant deliverables progress.
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