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RMA Announces Historic Crop Insurance Reforms to Whole Farm Revenue Protection - For Immediate Release August 27, 2015 Contact: James Robinson james@rafiusa.org 919-542-1396 ext. 209 RMA Announces Historic Crop Insurance Reforms to Whole Farm Revenue Protection Today the Risk Management Agency of...
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New Video: Do the Crop Hop, Y’all! - We started the Crop Hop three years ago as a way to bring our community together to celebrate family farmers and farm advocates. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate here in the North Carolina Piedmont: delicious food, talented local musicians, and a boot-stompin’ square dance. Sounds about right! (Check out our new video for the event here.)
We started the Crop Hop three years ago as a way to bring our community together to celebrate family farmers and farm advocates. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate here in the North Carolin...
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RMA Moves to Increase Beginning Farmer and Livestock Farmer Access to Whole Farm Revenue Protection - For Immediate Release August 19, 2015 Contact: James Robinson james@rafiusa.org 919-542-1396 ext. 209 RMA Moves to Increase Beginning Farmer and Livestock Farmer Access to Whole Farm Revenue Protection Last week,...
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The Crop Hop: September 13th at the Pittsboro Road House & General Store | RAFI - We're excited to announce that The 3rd Annual Crop Hop will take place on Sept. 13th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store. Join us!
Our 2nd annual Crop Hop will take place on October 19th at The Haw River Ballroom. TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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Recording of ‘Oil and Gas Leasing in North Carolina’ Webinar - In recent years, some North Carolina landowners have been presented with the opportunity to sign oil and gas leases, which would give oil and gas companies the right to conduct hydraulic...
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RMA Announces Historic Changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection - Today the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced historic changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), including expanded access to beginning farmers and nationwide availability. These...
Today the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced historic changes to Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP), including expanded access to beginning farmers and nationw...
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“Unequal Lives”: New Report by Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative - The Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Social and Economic Justice (SRBWI), has sponsored a report titled “Unequal Lives: The State of Black Women and Families in the Rural South.”...
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NC farm numbers gradually decrease between 2007 – 2012, however some counties grow in farms - It’s generally known that the number of farms in the US is decreasing overall. But where does this information come from? The US Census of Agriculture is used to determine...
It’s generally known that the number of farms in the US is decreasing overall. But where does this information come from? The US Census of Agriculture is used to determine the trends and characteri...
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#TBT: When Black Farmers Prevailed: Remembering the Historic Pigford Case - To mark our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve started a new series that combines reflections on our history with the popular “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) social media trend. Look for new...
To mark our 25th anniversary this year, we’ve started a new series that combines reflections on our history with the popular “Throwback Thursday” (#TBT) social media trend. Look for new articles ta...
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A Whole Year of Whole Farm – The (Preliminary) Data is in!
With the closing date for the first year of available coverage only weeks behind us, we’ve collected preliminary data to see how the crop insurance landscape has changed with the introduction of Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP).
RAFI reviews preliminary WFRP data from 2015 for trends in the field, proposes some next steps, and requests more feedback from our network of farmers.
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Cultivating markets, policies and communities that support thriving, socially-just, and environmentally-sound family farms.
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The Rural Advancement Foundation International-USA’s mission is to cultivate markets, policies, and communities that sustain thriving, socially just, and environmentally sound family farms. RAFI works nationally and internationally, focusing on North Carolina and the southeastern United States. RAFI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Pittsboro, North Carolina and incorporated in 1990.

Our vision:
  • Family farmers have the power to earn a fair and dependable income.
  • Everyone who labors in agriculture is respected, protected, and valued by society.
  • Air, water, and soil are preserved for future generations.
  • The land yields healthy and abundant food and fiber that is accessible to all members of society.
  • The full diversity of seeds and breeds, the building blocks of agriculture, are reinvigorated and publicly protected.