Rural Community Inclusion News

Packing plant companies’ actions hurt farmers and workers

The Center for Rural Affairs is committed to helping our local business partners cope with the economic impact of COVID-19. It’s part of our mission to build prosperous, healthy, and inclusive communities. And, it’s the right thing to do.

Long an important part of rural communities, scrutiny on meatpacking plant companies has intensified as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Responding to COVID-19 in a multilingual way 

We have access to daily reports from public health officials about best practices and current health directives; however, attempting to fully comprehend the magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic is difficult for everyone.

COVID-19 is close to home. We are surrounded by a deadly virus that has shut down businesses, schools, churches, and more.

Immigrant Heritage Month: celebrating America’s diversity

A nation of immigrants, the United States has a proud history of being a multicultural nation for all of those looking for a fresh start, new opportunities, and a place to build their dreams.

Immigrant Heritage Month has become a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions immigrants and their children have made in shaping the history, strengthening the economy, and enriching the culture of the U.S. Each June since 2014, people across the U.S. have had an opportunity to explore their own heritage and celebrate the diversity that forms the unique story of America

Join us in the 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Please join the Center for Rural Affairs as we embark on the Food Solutions New England 21-Day Racial Equity Habit-Building Challenge together.

As an organization, we are committed to understanding and undoing racism in our food system. By taking the challenge, made up of small daily email prompts delivered each morning from March 30 through April 20, we can all easily participate in this transformative effort at our own pace.

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