Margaret Krome-Lukens

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Margaret is the Policy Director 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.
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Tell Congress to Pass the Build Back Better Act

Over the past few months, as Congress has debated the provisions of the “budget reconciliation” process, we’ve asked for your help advocating for major investments in climate-friendly agriculture and debt relief for farmers who need it. We are almost there. Ask your members of Congress to support its passage.

#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.