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Our projects in Arkansas have seen improvement on several fronts, thanks to the generosity of donors like you:

  • In 2016, average revenue per farmer increased by 7 percent for New South Produce Cooperative and 25 percent for Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative.
  • New South provides produce to 450 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shareholders. To date, Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative has served 647 direct-to-consumer customers; and now has shipping to all 48 continental states.
  • Thirty-two full-time, off-farm jobs were created between Grass Roots and New South.

In addition, 22 percent of Heifer USA's cooperative farmers are women, compared to only 12 percent of farmers in Arkansas. And about 19 percent of cooperative farmers represent diverse ethnicities, compared to 4 percent of farmers statewide.

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Our Work in the USA

Heifer USA works across Arkansas to create good jobs and wealth through social driven, farmer-owned enterprises. Examples of this are Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs and a livestock cooperative in Arkansas.

We use a farmer-owned business model as our development strategy while coordinating with local partners to invest in in businesses, co-operatives and coalitions. This approach puts farm families at the center of local economies, transforming the way people and communities produce, sell and eat their food to create new, vibrant food systems.

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