Monthly Archives: January 2015

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Women Dig and Chop Their Way to the Top in North Carolina’s Food & Ag Sectors

My co-workers and I at the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) have had the privilege of working with many of the women interviewed for Kim Severson’s recent New York Times article, “A Food Sisterhood Flourishes in North Carolina,” and it was a real pleasure to see this group of hardworking innovators receive national attention for their efforts.

RAFI Recap: Food & Ag News from January 2015

A recap of some of the most important and exciting news in food and agriculture from the past month handpicked by RAFI’s Communications Coordinator, Hayes Simpson. Read on!

Release of Agricultural Innovations Podcast Interview

James Robinson, RAFI’s Research and Policy Associate, was recently interviewed by Frank Aragona, the host and producer of the Agroinnovations Podcast. They discussed how price supports through acreage quotas have slowly been phased out in the Southeastern United States, leading to the ongoing transition from tobacco to diversified agriculture.

Guess What’s New at RAFI?

For the past eight years, RAFI and the North Carolina Council of Churches have convened the Come to the Table Project, a network of faith based leaders and lay people committed to making the link between hunger relief and local farmers, and finding solutions that work for both!

US House of Representatives

U.S. House of Rep. Committee on Appropriations

The United States House Committee on Appropriations is responsible for passing appropriation bills along with its Senate counterpart. The bills passed by the Appropriations Committee regulate expenditures of money by the government of the United States.