Michael Sligh: Changing Poultry Contracts

“We saw a global decline in the rights of farmers – to have a fair contract, the right to save seeds, to negotiate a good price in the marketplace, the right to organize… the right really to be an independent farmer.”

March 29, 2015 // undercontractfilm // No Comments // Posted in Uncategorized // ,

In our week in NC, we spent quality time with farmer advocates at RAFI-USA who have invested their careers in pushing for┬ápolicies, market development and agricultural research that will benefit farmers. Michael Sligh is the Director of the Just Foods Program at RAFI – he explained to us why RAFI got involved in the contract production issue – and why working on this is critical for American farmers and rural communities.