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    October 2, 2014

    Agricultural Reinvestment Fund

    Our grant program assists farmers and rural communities to develop new sources of agricultural income through the provision of cost-share grants. The ...
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    September 18, 2014

    What Made Neil Young Hug My Boss?

    Our Executive Director Scott Marlow delivered a compelling statement at Farm Aid this past weekend, and we thought we'd transcribe some of it to share...
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    September 15, 2014

    RAFI at Farm Aid 2014: Press Coverage an...

    We were honored to host Farm Aid in our own backyard here in North Carolina for this year's concert. By all accounts, Farm Aid 2014 was a smashing suc...
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[Media Release] Crop Insurance to be More Cost-effective for Diversified and Specialty Crop Producers

In the coming weeks, USDA is expected to release the details of a new whole-farm revenue policy, known as Whole-farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), which was required by the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has also made significant changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).


[Media Release] RAFI Celebrates 18 Years of Awarding Grants to Farmers at Pickett Farm on Nov. 5th!

In 2015, the Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) will celebrate 18 years of serving small and mid-scale family farmers across North Carolina through the organization’s innovative grant program, the Agricultural Reinvestment Fund. To commemorate this achievement and kick-off a new round of grant-making, RAFI will hold a major public event on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 1-3 pm. Judy and Gene Pickett, former tobacco growers and current grantees of the program, will host the event at their multi-generational family farm in Duplin County at 258 Henry Dunn Pickett Road, Beulaville, NC. Previous farmer grant recipients will be on hand at the event to speak about their projects. Farmers from across the region are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public and will include demonstrations of creative farm business ideas for farmers and the general public. Attendees are encouraged to register online: http://rafiusa.org/kickoff2015/

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[Media Release] Initiative Launched to Increase Farmers Market Sales and Local Food Access

October 20, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Initiative Launched to Increase Farmers Market Sales and Local Food Access Two of North Carolina’s leading local food and farmer advocacy organizations have joined…

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Jeremy Troxler speaks on Come to the Table

“One of the first encounters that I had with thinking more deeply about issues related between farming food and faith came when I was invited by a friend to attend ‘Come to the table’… And it really opened my eyes to a whole dimension of things that I hadn’t been aware of…”