Young farmers hold forum with Congressman Tipton to discuss access to farming, water

Congressman Tipton speaking with James Ranch founder Dave James and farm intern. On Friday, over 25 Southwest Colorado farmers and farm advocates took time out of a busy harvest day to meet with Republican Congressman Scott Tipton to share hopes and concerns for the future of farming in the Southwest. The forum, organized by NYFC and hosted by the farmers of James Ranch in Durango, was held the day after the surprise failure of the 5-year Farm Bill... Read More

Studies Show More Americans Are Purchasing Organic

Two recent studies show that the market for local and organic products is growing rapidly.  Both reports document that the local foods movement has been growing steadily for more than a decade, and farmers’ markets have been at the forefront of this growth.  Even though some of the best-known markets are in big cities like New York; Seattle; or Washington, DC; there are hundreds of farmers’ markets in the southeastern US and Appalachia, as well... Read More