Children as young as 6 years old work in North Carolina fields. Farmworker youth have the highest high school dropout rate in the nation. Neftali Cuello is a prominent youth leader of Poder Juvenil Campesino (Rural Youth Power), a group of youth farmworkers and activists.
At PepperFest, with every bite of delicious peppery dish, and each sip of spicy pepper-infused beer,we are propagating a world that is free of genetically-modified organisms, free of patents on seed varieties, and free to adapt as needed. We are all helping create a stronger local food system and a better future for our children.
In the coming weeks, USDA is expected to release the details of a new whole-farm revenue policy, known as Whole-farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), which was required by the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has also made significant changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).