Lisa Misch

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In addition to supporting RAFI-USA financial and operations management, Lisa coordinates the Fresh Bucks Farmers Market Incentive program and serves as Coordinator for RAFI-USA’s Policy Team. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, Lisa served as the AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer at the College of Menominee Nation in Keshena, WI where she managed the Tribe’s farmers market. Lisa has previous experience working on small, sustainable farms in the Midwest and internationally. She holds a BA in Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College. Outside of RAFI-USA, Lisa spends her time singing, learning to play the violin, and working on her ever-growing reading list.

Understanding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

The second round of CFAP funding is now open. We at RAFI-USA want to give you the best information and assistance we can to navigate the complicated federal COVID-19 relief programs available. This communication is about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP-2).

Action Alert: Securing Support for Farmers in Senate C4 Bill

Two months ago, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act to address the coronavirus pandemic, which included provisions related to agriculture. In order for any part of the bill to become law, the Senate will need to pass its own version.

Understanding the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

We at RAFI-USA want to give you the best information and assistance we can to navigate the complicated federal COVID-19 relief programs available. This communication is about the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).

Farmer Eligibility for SBA COVID-19 Relief Programs

The Small Business Administration (SBA) opened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program specifically for agricultural businesses. RAFI-USA recommends that farmers and ranchers in need apply as soon as possible, since demand for the funds will be high.

Crop Insurance and COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted production and marketing of agricultural goods globally. It is critical that producers understand eligible causes of loss in crop insurance when making difficult production decisions.

Applications Now Open! Emergency Relief Mini-Grants for NC Farmers

As the impacts of COVID-19 continue to unfold day to day, RAFI-USA recognizes that farmers across the country are facing extreme difficulties. To help lessen the financial toll of this outbreak, RAFI-USA is distributing emergency relief grants in the amount of $500 for NC farmers who have seen drastic impacts to their business and household as a result of COVID-19.