RDI's support of the 2023 Rural Policy Action Summit helped more than 50 rural organizers come together over shared values and common rural issues. Participants from Farm Action, State Innovation Exchange, RuralOrganizing.org, and others discussed monopolization, reproductive care, and the 2023 Farm Bill.

“For too long, monopolistic corporations supported by government policies have been allowed to extract unprecedented wealth from farmers and their rural communities,” said Joe Van Wye, policy and outreach director at Farm Action, in a statement to The Gander. “The summit brought forward the broad constituencies to join together to change this reality for everyone that lives in rural America. Together, we will transform our food system into one that revitalizes rural communities, strengthens local economies, empowers farmers to succeed, and delivers nutritious food to every American.”