On May 21 the USDA announced loan payments for BIPOC farmers with qualifying direct or guaranteed loans. On June 10, a federal judge handed down a restraining order, temporarily halting the payment program. Here’s RAFI-USA’s response.
RAFI-USA is pleased to announce the recipients of its Farmers of Color Network Infrastructure Fund grants. In 2021, the fund awarded $369,200 to 50 grantees across 10 states. The grant program, now in its second year, provides grants of up to $10,000 for farm infrastructure, processing and refrigeration, or collaborative projects with multiple farmers.