Yearly Archives: 2019

32 posts

Farm Aid Names RAFI-USA as 2019 Grantee

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA) is thrilled to be included on Farm Aid’s 2019 grantee list. For 30 years, RAFI-USA has been the recipient of grants from Farm Aid that have helped us continue to provide one-on-one personal farmer assistance, which is critical to keeping family farms in business.

[CLOSED] Opportunity: Contract Accountant

Job Posting: Accountant (Contract) for Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI-USA). Description: The consultant’s focus will be on fiscal analysis and reporting, including balance sheet monitoring, project fiscal performance reports, and budget planning and forecasting.

Stand With Farm Families Campaign

In May 2019, we shared that the USDA released a notice of proposed rulemaking. This indicated that in Summer 2019 the agency would begin writing rules critical to protecting contract […]

Food Purchasers Show their Support for Sourcing from Farmers of Color

In November 2019, the Farmers of Color Network (a RAFI-USA project) hosted their inaugural Farmers & Buyers Connect networking event at Zweli’s Piri Piri Kitchen in Durham, NC. The event was sponsored by PNC Bank, and included as participants more than 50 local farmers of color, chefs, and retail and wholesale buyers.

Event: Farmers of Color Network Farmers & Buyers Connect

The Farmers of Color Network, a project of RAFI-USA, cordially invites you – producers and local retail and wholesale buyers, and any folks you know who value sourcing local foods from farmers of color – to this event we’re hosting on Wednesday, November 6th in Durham, NC.

Congressional Briefing: Specialty Crop Risk Management

Improvements to the Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) Program and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) could create a cascade of benefits to the ag sector, particularly for specialty crop growers and beginning farmers not currently covered by crop insurance.

Global Food Week of Action 2019

From October 14-18, 2019, the RAFI-USA Come to the Table team published a series of blog posts in recognition of Global Food Week of Action.

Get to Know Your Elected Officials

As a constituent rooted in your community, you’re an expert and bring an authenticity that a professional lobbyist never will. When done right, in-person visits are one of the most effective ways to make your voice heard, especially if you visit multiple times.