Farm Aid's 2022 message was loud and clear: farmers are increasingly facing the effects of climate change, leading to extreme weather events like droughts, hurricanes, temperature changes, flooding, and more. And furthermore, we’re running out of time; we need to fix our corporate-controlled food system in the U.S. now!
On June 6, 2022, RAFI-USA visited the Farm to Clinic Pop-Up Market at Piedmont Health, organized by the Carrboro Farmers' Market with support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This program is a part of RAFI-USA's Expanding Farmers Market Access.
Justine Post became RAFI-USA’s Come to the Table program director in mid-January 2022. Her educational background, work experience, and passion for equity and justice in the food system have merged into a perfect trifecta for her role in leading the Come to the Table program.
RAFI-USA has been awarded funding to work with USDA in expanding access to conservation assistance for climate-smart agriculture and forestry. This support will help farmers of color in the SE U.S., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Island access NRCS technical and financial assistance programs focused on key conservation priorities.
RAFI-USA seeks candidates for a Climate and Equity Policy Manager who will build relationships with agricultural and food systems organizations led by and serving farmers of color, in order to advance policy priorities within the Farm Bill.
RAFI-USA seeks a talented individual to provide high-level technical assistance and program coordination for direct marketing farmers of color and local food markets. This individual will support the creation of alternative local food markets for food producers and farmers of color.