Amy Stratton is the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy's Rural Communities Organizer. She works to find viable solutions to economic and environmental challenges rural communities face. "In the Field" is Amy's blog from her travels throughout the Midwest.
What are you doing October 2nd? That's the question individuals, farmers and groups who organized a mass candlelight vigil to support Indian farmers are asking you. Farmers in India feed a large population, yet often cannot provide meals to their own families due to enormous debts. This crisis has led to farmer suicides in many regions of India.