After many years of hard work and patience, we can claim a victory for diversified farms in the 2014 Farm Bill. RAFI looks forward to working with producers and the USDA to further ensure a fair risk management system for sustainable agriculture.
More than 100 farm organizations, scientists, businesses and nonprofits, including Organic Seed Alliance and Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA, have signed a letter urging Congress to support Senator Tester’s amendment to the Senate Farm Bill.
The proposed Farm Bill currently on the Congress floor fails to direct more research dollars to classical breeding projects that would result in the benefit of publicly owned plant cultivars and animal breeds.
VIDEO: We’ve enjoyed getting to know Justin over the years at RAFI and have always been impressed with his forward-thinking, entrepreneurial approach to farming. Now, with a little help from his friends, and you, Justin Walker wants to save his family’s farm.
“It’s really rewarding to see farmers who are innovative and to come up with the idea of something a little bit new or a different take on something old,” she says. “To see young people get involved in operations, that’s definitely been rewarding.”