After several budget extensions, known as a Continuing Resolution or CR, Congress has agreed on a spending bill to fund the government in 2016, avoiding another government shutdown. The big news: NO GIPSA RIDER.
Action alert! We have now entered a critical phase in our long-running efforts to reform USDA regulations to ensure fairness for farmers. Please join us in submitting comments to the USDA by JUNE 12th!
Malik Yakini, of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, to kick off Equity at the Table Speaker Series:Creating a Just and […]
Steve Sifford of Alamance County, North Carolina received a grant through RAFI’s Agricultural Reinvestment Fund in 2015 to add the necessary infrastructure for raising rabbits including building hutches and shade structures. He grew up on a dairy farm and originally purchased land to raise cattle while working as an instructor nearby. Although Steve has a lifelong love for the cattle business, he wanted to find a new livestock product that could bring high value to the farm without needing much more land. The 40+ acre farm was already at maximum grazing capacity with the cattle and Steve did not have the capital or the desire to purchase more land. He found that rabbits could be raised with little infrastructure and land while bringing in a premium price. Read more about Steve’s story here…