“Nobody does anything awesome by themselves.” Young farmers George O’Neal and Kelly Owensby quickly realized how much collaboration could help their farm and their peers’ farms thrive.
North Carolina’s compulsory pooling law is incomplete compared to the rest of the country. RAFI has raised strong objections to forced pooling. We believe it should not be allowed, and, if allowed, should have very high threshold requirements and low penalties.
Two weeks ago, I had the unique opportunity to attend a gathering of 200 activists and organizers from across the United States as they discussed the state of farming today.
Ninety-seven percent of the chicken we eat is produced by a farmer under contract with a big chicken company. In 2015, people consumed 112,000,000 metric tons of chicken globally. That’s an unfathomable quantity. So here’s one way to visualize it: That amounts the weight of two-thirds of all the cars on the road today in the United States—in chickens.