Yearly Archives: 2014

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Growing the Movement in 2015

This has been a crucial year for the fight against an agribusiness-dominated food system. Looking back over 2014, we are reminded of how many people have come together to help create the just and sustainable agricultural community that we envision.

Press Release: Registration Opens for Come to the Table Conferences

The Come to the Table Project presents its fifth regional conference series on how people of faith can relieve hunger and support local agriculture in North Carolina. Three regional daylong events are scheduled to take place in early 2015 in Lumberton, Elon and Sylva, North Carolina.

Deep Losses Suffered by Sustainable Ag: The 2015 “Cromnibus”

The 2015 Final Annual Appropriations Bill passed by Congress late last week held more losses than wins for sustainable agriculture. The losses suffered by the sustainable agriculture community were deep and, in some cases, reversed progress gained over more than two decades of advocacy.

Farmers: Applications due for 2015 Grants Dec. 15th!

Our grant program assists farmers and rural communities to develop new sources of agricultural income through the provision of cost-share grants. The program awards grants of up to $8,000 to individual farmers, or $10,000 for collaborative farmer projects in North Carolina.

Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts: Jillian Mickens

Farmers – cast your ballots for FSA county committee members by this Monday, December 1st! If you are in Orange County, meet another candidate we support, Jillian Mickens of Open Door Farm.

Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts: Candidate Highlight of Dorathy Barker

In our “Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts” series, we here at RAFI have been spreading the word about ongoing FSA county committee elections. As part of our Farmer Leadership Network, we support family farmers to become more involved in the groups that make decisions about their farms and their livelihoods.

Every (Farmer’s) Vote Counts: How to Fill an FSA Ballot

As part of our Farmer Leadership Network, we support family farmers to become more involved with the groups that make decisions that affect their lives. Currently, one group up for election are FSA county committees. For a refresher on these committees, read more.