Tell the Senate to Address Farmer Student Loan Debt

We have a huge opportunity to advance our student loan campaign.   The Senate is rewriting the Higher Education Act, which includes federal student loan policy and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. They’re soliciting input from key stakeholders—we need to speak up for young farmers! The Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee has set up a special email address to receive public comments about what their... Read More

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