Yearly Archives: 2016

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Apply to Intern or Volunteer as an Archivist at RAFI

We're looking for an individual to serve as an archivist for our unique Agricultural Reinvestment Fund program, which has funded more than 600 innovative and entrepreneurial projects on farms large and small, as well as many collaborative businesses, over the past 20 years. Our archival materials include both print and digital assets: photos, videos, newspaper and magazine articles about the program and its farmer-participants, and reports written by farmers and our staff. This position would be ideal for someone who is interested in agriculture, history, and/or small business development. Our end goal is to create an archival system for the grant program files both physical and digital, ensure that documentation is thorough and complete for all grant projects, and use the gathered information to produce media on our grant program as we reach its 20th anniversary in 2017.
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VIDEO: U.S. House Passes Anti-Farmer Amendment to 2017 Budget

For the sixth time, members of Congress in the Ag Appropriations Committee have blocked implementation of regulations to protect farmers through a backdoor measure. The RAFI staff, our partners, and livestock farmers across the country will work together to get it out of the federal budget for 2017 before it becomes law in October 2016.
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Earth Day: 5 Ways to Grow Our Way to a Better Future

We have more tools at our disposal for tackling climate change than we often realize. In agriculture, farmers can develop and implement practices that sequester carbon, limit greenhouse gas emissions, and employ low-input methods. These and other approaches can contribute to solving climate change, as well as promoting sustainable livelihoods for farm families.
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RAFI Responds to National Chicken Council Study

In a recent House committee meeting, Representative Harris (R-MD) justified a measure that would defund the USDA’s protection of poultry farmers, by citing a few strikingly odd facts - and claimed that 94% of growers re-sign their contracts every year, so 94% of growers must be happy. Interesting logic!
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