An important young farmer action item from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition: Call Your Senators Today To Defend Family Farm Value Added – Processing and Local and Regional Food Systems Debate and voting on The Food Safety Modernization Act (S.
Senate considers Food Safety Bill NPR WSJ Debate continues on its risks and benefits How to pass a farm bill in hard times? Tom Philpott weighs in. Could you cut $14 Billion in farm subsidies?
Access to capital; farm succession and access to land are Canadian young farmers top worries. Farm Bureau Federation thinks the Republicans will go easy on farm programs–and environmental protection. Brazil’s got something to say about the Farm Bill. What do
From Grist, by Lindsey Lusher Shute (Posted 1-2-2011) USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently called for 100,000 new farmers — a recognition that the U.S. farm population is aging rapidly. To create a revitalized, sustainable, and socially-just food system, we need
In North Dakota, more big farms and fewer young farmers. Kenya wants to make farming cool. If you live in Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, are in high school and want a $500 scholarship, get writing. Peter Naccarato asks gov’t to
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Canada, once again, is upping the ante with a Future Farmers Network Nelson County, ND wonders how young farmers ranchers can get started Will Republicans on subsidies cut them? Farm Bureau Thanksgiving feast for 10 rings up at $43.39, minus
Young Farmer Kristen Kimball tells her East Village to farm story Australia lawmakers considering tax breaks for young farmers Trouble up North, young Canadian members of the National Farmers Union want to know why they were left out of the
Last week, at the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture’s Young Farmers’ Conference, the National Young Farmers’ Coalition started to develop a young farmer federal policy agenda. In partnership with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, NYFC convened young farmers