The Come to the Table Conference is a biennial gathering of food, faith, and farm advocates, focused on relieving hunger and strengthening local, sustainable agriculture in North Carolina. This year's conference theme is "Bridging Divides: Cultivating Food & Faith Connections." Come to the Table was founded in 2007 and is a project of the RAFI-USA.
Sonny Perdue is taking on a critical role at a critical time for American farmers. Net farm income is estimated to have dropped 28% since 2014, and across America farmers are feeling the strain of higher debt loads and lower prices, while struggling to stay viable in uncompetitive markets controlled by corporate giants.