Stories also move people to action, help us understand the world and others more clearly, and foster a deep-seated empathy. This is even more true for faith leaders, who communicate truths about our relationship with God and neighbor, not through data, facts, or figures, but through stories – both ancient and ongoing.
The Inflation Reduction Act offered a vital lifeline to many farmers when it authorized debt relief for economically distressed farmers and payments to those who have experienced discrimination. However, under current law those borrowers will still face a tax liability on those payments. A new bill introduced by Senator Booker on December 8 would remedy that tax burden by making both debt relief and discrimination payments under the IRA non-taxable.
RAFI-USA seeks candidates for a Farm Advocacy Program Manager. The manager will restructure, organize, and add to existing farm advocacy training materials to create a user-friendly resource that provides basic training for new farm advocates. The Program Manager will observe and learn from current farm advocacy casework with the ultimate goal of becoming trained as a farmer advocate.
Otis Wright, Jr. joined RAFI-USA in June of this year as a Farmer Resource Coordinator, assisting farmers of color in the Southeast U.S. in navigating FSA loans. In this staff profile he shares a little about how he got into farming, his passion for his family, and how his work assisting farmers gives him joy.
RAFI-USA and partners have called on the FTC to oppose the proposed merger of grocery chains Kroger and Albertsons. This merger would increase the concentrated power of a few corporations over our country's food retail markets.
In the fall of 2022, Come to the Table helped facilitate the creation of a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project in the Sandhills region of North Carolina, between the Sandhills AGInnovation Center (SAIC) and Pinehurst United Methodist Church.
Humon Heidarian joined RAFI-USA's staff in July 2022 in the new position of Policy Manager for Climate and Equity. He is resolute about his commitment to helping create an equitable food system. Learn about Humon in this new staff profile.
Este blog contiene un resumen de recursos y consejos para agricultores(as) y organizaciones de servicios agrícolas sobre cómo prepararse, responder y recuperarse de desastres naturales, como el huracán Ian. Continuaremos actualizando este artículo a medida que continúen los esfuerzos de recuperación.
This summary of resources and tips for farmers and farm-serving organizations describes how to prepare, respond, and recover from natural disasters, like Hurricane Ian. We will continue to update this article as recovery efforts continue.