Release of Agricultural Innovations Podcast Interview


James Robinson, RAFI’s Research and Policy Associate, was recently interviewed by Frank Aragona, the host and producer of the Agroinnovations Podcast. They discussed how price supports through acreage quotas have slowly been phased out in the Southeastern United States, leading to the ongoing transition from tobacco to diversified agriculture. The podcast also includes a discussion of RAFI’s efforts to assist farmers on the brink of bankruptcy.

Below is part I of the podcast interview:

http://agroinnovations.com/podcast/2015/01/26/episode-165-tobacco-transitions/


About Hayes Simpson

Hayes Simpson served as RAFI's Communications Coordinator in 2015. She has a background in journalism, nonprofit communications, and agricultural production. Hayes holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill and an AAS degree in Sustainable Agriculture from Central Carolina Community College (Pittsboro, NC).