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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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Job Opening: Program Manager, Farmers of Color Network

Seeking a highly organized program manager for the Farmers of Color Network in support of FOCN goals of strengthening the economic viability of farmers of color, providing technical assistance, and coordinating connections.

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Events and Trainings

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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Dealing with On Farm Disaster

This video provides an overview of how to approach disaster preparedness and recovery for your farm — as well as gives an overview of some disaster relief programs that are available, especially for farmers.

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The Farmstand Blog

Preparándose y gestionando el Huracán Ian

Este blog contiene un resumen de recursos y consejos para agricultores(as) y organizaciones de servicios agrícolas sobre cómo prepararse, responder y recuperarse de desastres naturales, como el huracán Ian. Continuaremos actualizando este artículo a medida que continúen los esfuerzos de recuperación.
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Prepping for and Handling Hurricane Ian

This summary of resources and tips for farmers and farm-serving organizations describes how to prepare, respond, and recover from natural disasters, like Hurricane Ian. We will continue to update this article as recovery efforts continue.
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RAFI-USA staff at Farm Aid

Farm Aid 2022: Artists, Advocates, and Farmers Gather in Raleigh

Farm Aid's 2022 message was loud and clear: farmers are increasingly facing the effects of climate change, leading to extreme weather events like droughts, hurricanes, temperature changes, flooding, and more. And furthermore, we’re running out of time; we need to fix our corporate-controlled food system in the U.S. now!
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Announcing the 2023 School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling

Come to the Table is excited to announce that registration is now open for The School for Food Justice, Faith, and Storytelling, set to begin in January of 2023. The fellowship brings together faith leaders to investigate root causes of hunger, uncover and challenge the dominant narratives around hunger, and equip leaders to transform these conversations in their community.
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Job Opening: Farmers of Color Network Program Manager

Seeking a highly organized program manager for the Farmers of Color Network in support of FOCN goals of strengthening the economic viability of farmers of color, providing technical assistance, coordinating connections, and uplifting the voices of farmers of color to drive policy and narrative change.
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Debt Relief in the Inflation Reduction Act

RAFI-USA welcomes the climate investments in the Inflation Reduction Act. We are hopeful that the act’s debt provisions will save farms for those who are currently at risk of losing them, and we regret its repeal of race/ethnicity-specific debt relief.
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A Year of Service With Come to the Table

I listened to farmers and faith leaders share their stories. Each conversation taught me more about the injustices that exist in our food system, and exposed me to the work being done to address these issues with purpose and hope. 
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Farmers in the potential path of Hurricane Ian — remember, cameras before chainsaws. Please be safe. Crisis Hotline: 866.586.6746. Learn More