Contract Agriculture in the News


RAFI has been working with poultry growers for more than 15 years, but we aren’t the only ones talking about it. Learn more about what others have been saying in recent years by checking out the resources below- many of which feature RAFI staff and farmers we’ve collaborated with.

Looking for an old fashioned read? Check out these articles:

RAFI’s Farm Sustainability Director, Joe Schroeder, is featured in this piece highlighting the differences in corporate and farmer outcomes in recent years:

A series from Wired’s Maryn McKenna focusing on Craig Watts, a RAFI collaborator and Perdue poultry grower bold enough to open his doors to the public:

More on Craig Watts’ partnership with Compassion in World Farming in the New York Times:

Modern Farmer’s Andrew Jenner contributed a well researched & written piece that shows Craig Watts isn’t the only grower facing these issues, and gives a great overview of the industry:

Prefer a podcast or audio piece on the road or at lunch? Try these:

There’s also video & multimedia coverage. We recommend popcorn, but not popcorn chicken.