Meet Helen Atthowe of Woodleaf Farms

Woodleaf Farm is located in eastern Oregon. Established in 2016, this 211-acre farm grows 85 varieties of fruit, is home to 200 hazelnut trees, and produces vegetables year-round. Nearly a closed-loop farming system, the farm utilizes chopped hay from nearby fields to fertilize vegetable and fruit fields. Helen Atthowe explains why the FARMS Act is […]

AFA Letters to the Editor

AFA Supporters Have Been Busy!

AFA Letters to the Editor (LtEs) and Op-Eds advance AFA’s mission by creating a calling card that AFA’s Government Affairs Advocates can use to get a meeting with your representatives. LtEs socialize messaging that AFA lobbying depends on. When voters care about the issues we care about, that translates to voting power. AFA-supporter published Letters […]


Introducing the FARMS Act

AFA’s draft legislation, the “Farm and Ranch Mobility Solutions Act” (FARMS) is for American farmers wanting to transition or diversify into growing fiber-rich food crops. With FARMS, farmers will have options to participate in the fast-growing plant-based food industry. As they diversify, they’ll alleviate America’s dietary fiber crisis. Read more about the FARMS Act here.

This Dairy Farmer is Transitioning to Fiber-rich Food Crop Production

Recently, the Agriculture Fairness Alliance hosted a panel of experts who made the case for prioritizing fiber-rich foods in federal farm policy, including creating a transition pilot program by enacting the Farm and Ranch Mobility Solutions Act. Meet Paul, a 5th generation Wisconsin dairy farmer who sees the writing on the wall for the dairy […]

Where’s the Big Broccoli Lobby?

Not sure about you, but here at AFA, we’re a bit tired of seeing certain big money interests influencing our lawmakers while the average American, you and me, isn’t really benefiting — particularly when it comes to our food system. That’s why it’s so important we remind our Members of Congress that their constituents not only demand […]

Press Release

Wednesday, December 16, 2021 Agriculture Fairness Alliance Announces Award Benefiting UW-Madison Fruit and Nut Compass   The Agriculture Fairness Alliance (AFA), a nonprofit dedicated to supporting farmers diversifying into fiber-rich food crops, is pleased to announce grant funding for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Integrated Agriculture Systems Fruit and Nut Compass program.  Coverage in Sustainable […]

Title 1 Commodities

Title 1 Recommendations

The following are recommendations that can prioritize sustainable fiber-rich foods in title 1 farm programs. Lentils and chickpeas are fiber-rich foods that Americans would do well to eat more of. Yet, farm spending on these two crops pales in comparison to support for corn, soy, and wheat – three crops that tend to be stripped […]

Title 2 Recommendations

The following are recommendations that can prioritize sustainable fiber-rich foods in farm policy. In general, AFA supports Title 2 recommendations from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy so we include them here. For reference: CRS Report on Title II ‘Conservation’ of the 2018 Farm Bill. Solutions Needed from USDA […]

Title 3 Recommendations

Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops “TASC” AFA recommends increasing funding of the program titled “Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops” (TASC) in order to expand export opportunities for agricultural producers of fiber-rich food crops. Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) (§3201e) provides funding to eligible U.S. organizations for projects that address existing and potential sanitary, phytosanitary, […]

Title 4 Recommendations

The following recommendations prioritize sustainable fiber-rich foods in nutrition programs. Create a task force whose mission is to strategically guide implementation and expansion of a nutrition incentives model into SNAP. Update eligible SNAP-authorized retailer definitions to include more accessible models like mobile markets and health food trucks. Permanently increase SNAP benefits. Prioritize a Child Nutrition […]