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    April 17, 2014

    New video interview highlights work of f...

    Children as young as 6 years old work in North Carolina fields. Farmworker youth have the highest high school dropout rate in the nation. Neftali Cuel...
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    April 3, 2014

    Cary Fowler explains the Svalbard Global...

    “If we don’t have crop diversity, we don’t have food security. If we don’t have food security, we aren’t going to have physical security." C...
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    March 27, 2014

    [Guest Post] At What Cost? Food Hubs, Wa...

    In this pervasive global system, the effects of our food choices are hidden, and we are unable to see our impacts as consumers and citizens. We are, t...
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    February 25, 2014

    RAFI’s Growing Innovation Project

    Our new Kickstarter campaign for our Growing Innovation project highlights a 17-year history of farmer-driven innovation. Watch the video and help spr...
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    February 14, 2014

    2014 Farm Bill Analysis: GIPSA

    We can cheer the fact that the Farm Bill negotiators rejected the intense pressure from poultry companies and meatpackers to roll back key protections...
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Disaster assistance program sign-up begins

On April 15, 2014, eligible farmers and ranchers were able to start signing up for disaster assistance programs restored by the 2014 Farm Bill. RAFI’s James Robinson explains how to enroll.

Kavita Koppa, RAFI's Farmer-Veteran Network Coordinator.

Lessons Learned from North Carolina’s Farmer-Veterans

‘Helping’ is temporary. It creates a power dynamic, an authority figure and a sense of dependence. ‘Helping’ implies that people cannot ‘help’ themselves. I am not here to ‘help’ farmer-veterans. I am here to remind them of the power they already have and connect them with the means to use that power.

RAFI Lead Farm Advocate Benny Bunting visiting a farmer.

[MEDIA RELEASE] RAFI Launches Series of Farmer Advocate Webinar Trainings

Farm advocacy organizations like RAFI play a crucial role in giving farmers a place to turn when they hit a pit of financial distress, which can quickly lead to severe emotional and mental strain for themselves and their families.

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New video interview highlights work of farmworker youth

Children as young as 6 years old work in North Carolina fields. Farmworker youth have the highest high school dropout rate in the nation. Neftali Cuello is a prominent youth leader of Poder Juvenil Campesino (Rural Youth Power), a group of youth farmworkers and activists.