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.