Monthly Archives: June 2015

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Nominations Open for FSA County Committees

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.

“GIPSA Rider” Not Included in House Subcommittee Draft Bill

For Immediate Release June 18, 2015 CONTACT: Scott Marlow Senior Policy SpecialistEmail: [email protected] Tel: (919) 542-1396, x210  “GIPSA Rider” Not Included in House Subcommittee Draft Bill The House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee draft bill excludes the so-called “GIPSA rider,” which limits USDA’s ability to enforce rules that protect farmers from unfair practices in the livestock industry, such as company […]

Bridging the Gap: Examining Small and Medium Scale Farmers’ Perception of Selling to Low Income Consumers

AboutIn 2015, RAFI’s staff and NC State University embarked on a farmer interview project to better understand the barriers and opportunities for farmers selling to low income communities. We’ve produced a short report based on these interviews. Read the reportBRIDGING THE GAP: Examining Small- and Medium-Scale Farmers’ Perceptions of Selling to Low-Income ConsumersBackground We wanted to understand […]

John Oliver Viewer’s Guide

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.

Free Risk Management Workshop & Dinner for Kentucky Farmers

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.

#TBT: As Storm Season Begins, Looking Back at Hurricane Floyd

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.