RAFI-USA endorses the Relief for America’s Small Farmers Act to provide debt relief to small family farms. The most rapid way to ease financial pressures on farmers who are most at risk is forgiveness of USDA direct loan debt.
The USDA is deciding how to spend the more than $23.5 billion earmarked for farmers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. They have already had discussions with Corporate Agriculture representatives on how to spend the money, dividing up what was meant for small, independent family farmers. RAFI-USA encourages everyone to email their Congressional representatives and ask for help.