Farming is Public Service: Farmers Need Student Loan Forgiveness

This article was originally posted by Eric Hansen and Sophie Ackoff on the Food Day Blog.  Click here to read the original. Student loan debt is on the rise. For our nation’s young farmers and ranchers, paying off these loans is a critical barrier to starting a career in agriculture. Young people graduating from college with debt are finding that they either cannot afford to farm and pay down their loans, or are prevented from financing their new... Read More

What’s food day without the farmers?

Happy Food Day! Today is the day that thousands of foodies, farmers, and farm supporters come together to celebrate healthy food, sustainable agriculture and vibrant farming communities. A letter-writing event in Portland, OR. Photo courtesy of Sofie SherBurt. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate nutritious food and growing farms than by speaking up for the beginning, local and sustainable farmers who make it possible! NYFC has reported... Read More