Category: RAF News

RAF Support Leads to USDA Funding

The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation awarded a handful of small organizations a $12,000 grant each in 2022 to support them in putting together a grant application for USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding. Four of those organizations were successful and will receive up to $48 million in USDA funds! The grant funding is now being distributed […]

Round Two of Farm Bill Rapid Response Funding Launched

RAF is excited to again support organizations in their work to build on or expand grassroots organizing and policy development efforts underway to shape the 2023 Farm bill. Housed at the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation (RAF) and managed by members of an advisory committee including National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), HEAL Food Alliance, Rural Coalition, and […]

Rally for Resilience in DC

RAF Associate Director Ahna Kruzic traveled to Washington DC in early March to join hundreds of farmers and ranchers from across the United States to advocate for more resiliency in our food system. As climate change induces more severe weather events like floods and droughts, farms that can withstand these shocks will be more important […]

RAF Urges Senator to Consider Land Access Challenges in the Next Farm Bill

U.S. Senator Tina Smith hosted a kitchen table discussion / listening session with Minnesota Black, Indigenous, and Farmers of Color on April 5 at The Good Acre, a local nonprofit that supports sustainable food production.  The topic was the upcoming farm bill, in particular access to land, capital, and resources. Farming is a capital-intensive business […]

Rapid Response Fund for Farm Bill Advocacy Efforts

The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation has launched a peer-led farm bill rapid response fund focused on supporting grassroots farm bill advocacy efforts. With support from the Waverley Street Foundation and in partnership with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) and RAFI-USA, we launched a peer-led farm bill rapid response fund focused on supporting grassroots farm bill […]

Seeking Regenerative Policy Solutions to Midwest Water Issues

The relationship between agriculture and water – and the role of government in facilitating that relationship – has been a longstanding issue of contention, particularly in the agricultural Midwest. Need examples? In past couple of weeks alone, we’ve seen the following: A phenomenon known as flash droughts are presenting a risk to Midwest crops; A […]

Welcome Ahna Kruzic to the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are delighted to announce that Ahna Kruzic (she/her) is joining the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation as Associate Director. Ahna has a tremendous diversity of experience in nonprofit management, regenerative agriculture, and supporting farm and racial justice. She has been providing consultive support to RAF for the past year and has agreed […]

Restorying Regenerative Agriculture

RAF Launches Project to Connect, Support, and Learn from Black, Indigenous and People of Color Regenerative agriculture is an important tool for advancing healthy soils, clean water, and climate change mitigation. Yet that’s only part of the story. It is a pathway to a more sustainable and resilient future that addresses the inextricable link between […]

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Building a New Agriculture Vision

  A recent story published in the Des Moines Register delves into the life and upcoming work of Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, a longtime friend and partner of the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation. Regi is the president of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance, a Minnesota-based organization that creates partnerships throughout agricultural supply chains, with a focus on regenerative practices […]

Agricultural Landscapes Face a Climate Crisis: Innovative Farmers and Land Stewards Have Solutions