Want to be part of making policies that better help farmers in your area? Nominations are now being accepted for new members of local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committee. Farmers can nominate themselves or other farmers. Nomination forms are available from your local FSA office and are due by August 3rd, 2015.
HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently featured a segment on chicken farmers and the poultry industry. RAFI has a long history working with poultry farmers for reform in contract agriculture, and we’ve put together some research to give you a quick overview of the data behind the issues highlighted in the show.
Do you have a plan for managing risk on your farm? Join Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) staff members in discussing crucial farm risk management issues and develop a plan for better addressing risk on your farm. We especially welcome veteran farmers and will focus on a handful of topics related to farm finance and risk management.
With the official start of hurricane season just days behind us, we look back at one of the worst hurricanes to hit the Southern US in recent history, how it impacted farmers in the region, and changed our own approach to disaster assistance and farm risk management.