Today, farm and rural advocacy organizations delivered more than 84,000 petition signatures to USDA offices as part of a campaign urging the agency to take action to protect farmers from corporate abuse and exploitation in the livestock sector.
An important risk management tool for farmers: The USDA Risk Management Agency has announced new improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Crop Insurance Policy (WFRP) – an important step in addressing a series of ongoing of issues.
The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA (RAFI-USA), North Carolina Agromedicine Institute, and NC Cooperative Extension invite farm families to a Farm Resiliency Workshop on September 30, 2019 in Kenansville, NC.
As of Tuesday, September 3rd, weather services believe it’s likely that Hurricane Dorian will have a significant impact on Eastern Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. RAFI-USA’s Farmer Hotline is open to help.
RAFI-USA staff are currently working remotely. As we plan for how COVID-19 will change both how we do our work, and what work needs to be done, please know that we are still here. Our Farmer Hotline (866-586-6746) will operate from Monday-Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Stay tuned for more updates and information.