Margaret Krome-Lukens

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Margaret is a Senior Program Manager and chair of the Policy Team at RAFI-USA, working to connect the experiences of farmers and community stakeholders to policy solutions. Prior to joining RAFI-USA, she worked as a farm hand and manager on farms in the Triangle, and ran the SNAP/EBT program at the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College. Margaret is an impulse-buyer of flowering plants, Aikido nerd, mama to one of the world’s exceptional dogs, and a nap enthusiast.

#TakeActionToday: Support the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act

RAFI-USA wholeheartedly endorses the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act, re-introduced by Sen. Gillibrand, which provides debt relief for small farms with FSA loans. We urge you to take action today and ask your legislators to cosponsor this critical bill and support its inclusion in any future legislative package.

#TakeActionTuesday: Support the Agriculture Resilience Act

The Agriculture Resilience Act (ARA) is a farmer-focused, research-driven path to net zero agriculture which prioritizes investments in existing programs that are already working, but underfunded. Ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor today!

#TakeActionTuesday: Ask your Representative to support Organic Agriculture

We need your help to secure a boost in funding for the National Organic Program and other programs to strengthen organic enforcement, crack down on fraud, boost organic research, and expand organic data collection. The House Organic Caucus is also requesting funding to fix the organic certification cost share program shortfall – funding for this program was slashed in 2020.

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RAFI-USA Policy Priorities for 2021

Learn about RAFI-USA’s 2021 policy priorities. For today’s #TakeActionTuesday, please make sure you are signed up to receive Action Alerts. Our easy-to-use platform allows you to contact your legislators on matters of importance to farmers and farm communities.

Political Violence, Community Safety, and Faith Leadership

With the 2020 election nearing, the U.S. is in danger of experiencing political violence, which is sadly nothing new for our country. In this blog, we discuss how faith leaders and communities can work together to take concrete, proactive steps to both prevent and if necessary respond, to political violence.