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Third Thursday Films: "Under Contract"

The story of the contract farmer is the story of what is changing in rural America.  Few people know what is happening to the farmers who produce our food.  This film illustrates how power in agriculture in changing hands. 

Under Contract tells this story through the lens of global poultry farming. In the U.S. alone, 97% of the chicken produced is raised by family farmers under contract with large companies.  Around the world and all across agriculture, contract farming is taking hold.  But farmers who sign contracts often face unfair challenges and hidden risks under the terms offered by large firms.  

In this full-length documentary film from the RuraI Advancement Fund International-USA, contract farmers tell their stories, and industry experts reveal how the corporate production model pits farmer against farmer.  Under Contract takes audiences across the American South and to Southern India to understand what's happening to farmers living under contract and what we can do to change our food system for the better.

This film is co-sponsored by the Canal Market District of Newark, Ohio

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