The Farmstand: RAFI’s Blog

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Take Action: Relief Should Support Farm Families – Not Big Ag

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.

RAFI-USA COVID-19 Policy Response Recommendations

RAFI-USA continues to monitor the evolving impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on farmers and farmworkers. The policy recommendations within are in response to what we know so far. This post will grow and change as the situation changes and we continue to hear from those who keep us fed.

COVID-19 Response & Resources

Last Updated 4/23/2020: RAFI-USA staff continue our current work on issues affecting farmers and rural communities. As the impacts of the coronavirus continue to unfold, we are evaluating what other work may be needed to mitigate the health and economic impacts of the pandemic. This post will be updated as we have new information.

Take Action TODAY to Support Farmers During COVID-19

The impacts of coronavirus on agriculture and our food system are still evolving, but you can make a difference today. Congress is currently debating a coronavirus economic stimulus bill, and you can help make sure that the farmers and farmworkers who keep us fed are included in that support. This legislation is moving quickly, so today is your best window to make an impact.

Farmer Leader Profile: Neil Moye

RAFI-USA had the opportunity to interview Neil Moye to learn the story of Simply Natural Creamery and the steps they took to build resiliency on their farm and in their community.

Food Solutions Forum Toolkit

Our partners at National Family Farm Coalition have created the Food Solutions Forum Toolkit to walk 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations through hosting a Food Solutions Forum to educate those running for public office, the media, and the public.