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USDA Withdraws Organic Animal Welfare Rule

PITTSBORO, N.C.—On March 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it would officially withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule. The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA […]

Report Validates the Longstanding Outcry of Poultry Farmers: Integrators Control the Growers

For Immediate Release SBA’s Office of the Inspector General Reports Government-Guaranteed Loans Promote Exploitative Practices in the Chicken IndustryPittsboro, NC, March 9, 2018 –Three days ago, Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office […]

The Truth is Out. Again.

An anonymous letter from an American contract poultry farmerOur team at RAFI recently received an anonymous letter from a farmer regarding unfair poultry contracts that have plagued farms in North […]

Agricultural Reinvestment Fund: 2017 Year in Review

For Immediate Release: March 6, 2018CONTACT: Daryn Lane (919) 542-1396 ext 1232017 grant recipients provide lessons and experiences relevant to and replicable by thousands within the NC agricultural industryPITTSBORO, […]