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NHBW_Square_Ad Discussion with The Livestock Conservancy about New Heritage Breeds Awareness Campaign -   Today, we are featuring an organization that shares our vision to protect agricultural genetic diversity. The Livestock Conservancy is sponsoring the very first annual National Heritage Breeds Week! National...
Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 3.34.06 PM Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Focuses on the Poultry Industry - Playing Chicken “How can the people who make the meat we eat the most barely be making a living?” – John Oliver   On Sunday, HBO aired a new episode...
Many many chickens RAFI’s New Contract Poultry Page is Up! - RAFI invites you to visit our new & updated Contract Agriculture Reform website, unveiled only hours ago. We’ve been working hard to bring you new resources, content, and stories. Please...
Contract_Ag_Chickens_eating #TBT: Revisiting “The Plucking of the American Chicken Farmer” — 15 Years Later - In 1999, The Baltimore Sun ran a three-part series on the poultry industry and the farmers caught up in the abusive contracts and paralyzing debt that have since become all too common in contract poultry production. The series began with “The Plucking of the American Chicken Farmer,” which detailed the ruination of poultry farmers and pinpointed how some major companies were even cheating their growers. Collectively, the series presented 10 months of investigative work conducted by reporters Dan Fesperman and Kate Shatzkin.
InternetAccessMap-5.12.2015-v2 Mapping Farm Internet Usage in North Carolina - Looking at Internet Access data from the 2012 US Census of Agriculture, internet usage on farms is high in North Carolina.
PolicyCount A Whole Year of Whole Farm – The (Preliminary) Data is in! - Last year 838 AGR and AGR-Lite policies were sold in the US. Thus far 1,120 WFRP policies have been sold in 2015 - an increase of 282 policies, or 34%, over AGR and AGR-Lite combined.
pickle jar(1) #TBT: What Does This Pickle Jar Have to Do with RAFI? - To celebrate our 25th anniversary as an independent nonprofit this year, we’ve started a new series that combines reflections on our history with the popular “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) social media...

 

 


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