RAFI-USA announces its next phase of partnership with Burt’s Bees, via the 2018 Wild for Bees campaign, which will build on the 15 billion pollinator seeds already planted. Wild for Bees will celebrate pollinators’ roles in our lives, while strengthening and expanding habitat plantings across NC.
Job Posting: Communications Specialist for RAFI-USA. Description: Working closely with the Communications Project Manager, the Communications Specialist will develop and manage outgoing communications, co-manage RAFI’s communications calendar and lists, and assist (as needed) with event logistics, copywriting, content development or design, and website updates.
Activist and educator, Malik Yakini, of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, delivered a talk on March 3 in Durham, NC titled, "Creating a Just and Equitable Food System", which emphasized the importance of honoring and lifting up the work of people of color, and supporting them as they organize for power.
Press Release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will officially withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule, effective May 13, 2018. RAFI-USA and organic stakeholders believed the rule would have strengthened animal welfare requirements for organically certified meat and dairy.
The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report, which validates the longstanding outcry of poultry farmers. The report supports farmer claims that government guaranteed loans unfairly subsidize exploitative practices in the chicken industry.