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#NYFCconvergence 2018: Happy Family Ranch

Roberto Melendez of Happy Family Ranch in Midland, VA shares why he is joining the 100 young farmers heading to DC for our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th. “My parents and I own and operate Happy Family

Land Team Dispatch: Climate,  Land  Trusts,  and  Finance

Last year, NYFC released Building A Future with Farmers II, our report on the findings of our 2017 National Young Farmer Survey. We found that land access is the number one challenge facing young farmers and ranchers across America. The

The time is now for young farmers to take climate action

Last week, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a special report on climate change, calling for “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” including agriculture, in order to keep atmospheric warming from exceeding 1.5°C

Farm bill expires, stranding young farmers

At midnight on October 1, the 2014 Farm Bill expired. Not only did it expire, but Congress has left D.C. without passing a temporary extension to fund key programs while the final bill is being negotiated. Without a farm bill

2018 National Leadership Convergence

NYFC hosted our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th at the National 4H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with a full Lobby Day at the D.C. Capitol on November 15th. Convergence brings together young farmer leaders from across

EDF Report: How on-farm conservation can generate financial value

Press release and report originally published in September 2018 by Maggie Monast, Senior Manager, Economic Incentives – Agricultural Sustainability, the Environmental Defense Fund Conservation can deliver measurable economic value to farmers and their financial partners, according to a new report

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