Last week, the USDA’s NASS released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture, the first count in over five years of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who run them. What do we know now about the state of agriculture in this country? Lindsey talks with Erin Foster West, Young Farmers’ federal policy director, about the rise in female farmers, decrease in farmers of color, and what the 6.4 million data points mean for the future of farming.
The 2017 Census of Agriculture: https://www.nass.usda.gov/
Young Farmers Census press release: https://www.youngfarmers.org/2019/04/census2017/