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Friday, December 8 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Policies to Empower Rural Latino Culture LIMITED

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In the United States and throughout Mexico and Central and South America, Latino farmers are systematically left out of decision-making processes. Agriculture and Farm policy significantly impacts Latino rural communities. The National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association (NLFRTA) is committed to promoting sustainable farm and ranching policy to improve farming operations for Latino-farmworkers. Join NLFRTA President Rudy Arredondo and Executive Director Lorette Picciano as they discuss policies and opportunities to support rural Latino communities.

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Rudy Arredondo

Activist and Advocate/Board Member, The National Latino Farmers & Ranchers Trade Association
Rudy Arredondo Is President of National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association.  He represents the interests, nationally, of small Latino farmers and ranchers in Washington, DC organizing, dealing with policy, legislation and regulatory issues. He is an active member of the board of directors of the Rural... Read More →
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Lorette Picciano

Executive Director, Rural Coalition
Lorette Picciano has served since 1992 as Executive Director of the Rural Coalition, a Washington, DC-based alliance of more than 60 culturally diverse community based organizations representing small producers and farmworkers in the US and Mexico. She works with RC’s diverse Board and members to promote just and sustainable development in rural areas, particularly in civil rights in agriculture. She has participated in 7 Farm Bill Debates and coordinated a unified effort to assure equal access to USDA programs for farmers, ranchers, and farmworkers helping to secure more than 30 sections of new Farm Bill Policies. Her education includes a BS in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Cornell University in 1976, and an M. Ed. from the University of Hawaii, where she was a participant in the Food Institute of the East-West Center and did fieldwork in the rural Philippines. Prior to joining the Rural Coalition, she worked since 1980 in Washington DC with several interfaith organizations on the farm crisis of the late... Read More →

Friday December 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:45am