Beth Hauptle is RAFI-USA's Senior Communications Manager. Beth has been in nonprofit marketing and communications leadership positions for more than 35 years. She helped launch the Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) program and was with the organization for five years prior to its reorganization into A Greener World.
102 farmer, rancher, consumer, labor, farmworker, and faith organizations, inclucing RAFI, sent a letter urging the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations to remove a policy rider from its FY24 Agriculture Appropriations bill when it is considered during Wednesday’s markup.
Meet B. Ray Jeffers, RAFI's Farmers of Color Network Director. Ray also runs B. R. Jeffers Farm in Roxboro, NC where he raises seasonal vegetables and heritage breed hogs. He was recently elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives.
On October 18, USDA made an announcement regarding the first of several phases of critical debt relief assistance to farmers. This blog summarizes what debt relief has already occurred and what farmers may expect next.
This position will train with our Lead Farm Advocate, observing and learning from them with the ultimate goal of becoming trained as a Farm Advocate. The Program Specialist will also provide administrative support and coordinate with the Lead Farmer Advocate and the Policy Director on agricultural credit-related policy advocacy.