Yesterday, USDA announced the availability of a new whole-farm revenue policy, known as Whole-farm Revenue Protection (WFRP). WFRP will replace Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) and Adjusted Gross Revenue-Lite (AGR-Lite) starting in the 2015 crop insurance year.
RAFI is very proud to release the findings of the 2014 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for the 21st Century, held in March in Washington, DC. The Summit and Proceedings are the latest in our decades-long work on biodiversity in global seeds and agronomic animal breeds.
Today, the Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI) published the proceedings from the 2014 Summit on Seeds and Breeds for 21st Century Agriculture. The summit is part of RAFI's long-standing work to protect agricultural diversity by addressing systemic policy root causes, such as a lack of adequate funding and public support for classical breeding programs.
This year, RAFI will celebrate 18 years of serving small and mid-scale family farmers across NC through our grant program. To kick-off a new round of grant-making through our Agricultural Reinvestment Fund, we've organized a farm tour with two of our current grantees on Wednesday, November 5th from 1-3pm.
In the coming weeks, USDA is expected to release the details of a new whole-farm revenue policy, known as Whole-farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), which was required by the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has also made significant changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).
In 2015, RAFI celebrates 18 years of serving small/mid-scale family farmers across NC, through an innovative grant program, the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund. To commemorate, and kick-off a new round of grant-making, RAFI is holding event on November 5, 2014 from 1-3pm. Judy and Gene Pickett will host at their multi-generational family farm in Beulaville, NC.
Two of North Carolina’s leading local food and farmer advocacy organizations have joined forces on a major new initiative to increase farmer direct sales and expand local food access. ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) and RAFI-USA (Rural Advancement Foundation International) have partnered on the project, Connect2Direct.