Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities and give back in better, smarter ways to the organizations and causes they support.
RAFI-USA is pleased to welcome new Executive Director, Edna Rodriguez, and new Associate Director, Sally Lee. Former Executive Director, Scott Marlow, will be stepping into a new role as Sr. Policy Specialist. RAFI-USA is looking forward to growing our new team by hiring for two new positions in 2018.
The USDA announced that it will terminate the Interim Final Farmer Fair Practice Rule, which was set to go into effect October 19th. This action is a step in the wrong direction for rural America, as it sides with Big Meat and against farmers.
So far, 2017 has been a whirlwind year for our Contract Agriculture Reform Program. We held two premieres of our documentary film, Under Contract: Farmers and the Fine Print, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC and at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, and we later held screenings across the country that reached more than 500 people. We’re still riding that wave of initial success to expand our program and our impact.
A short questionnaire has been developed by our Bring Back the Bees Campaign project, and all information you provide will be confidential. The purpose of this survey is to understand and assess best practices and policies necessary to restore, increase, and protect pollinator habitat, and to protect food security and farmer viability.