Podcast

Looking Back on a Decade of Young Farmers

We turn the mic on Lindsey this week for the finale episode of our first season of the Young Farmers Podcast. The National Young Farmers Coalition’s Sophie Ackoff, VP of Policy and Campaigns, and Holly Rippon-Butler, Land Access Program Director,

Hemp, CBD, and the U.S. Green Rush

Today we dive into the heady world of industrial hemp. Hemp is no longer just for Canadian cereal companies and scratchy beige t-shirts. This low-THC strain of cannabis, think of it as the well behaved fraternal twin to marijuana, is,

Who Owns U.S. Farmland?

The biggest problem faced by farmers across the country is access to land. Who owns it, who rents it—it all has a big impact on the kind of food we grow and who has economic opportunity in rural communities. Young

“We need to understand the challenges young farmers are facing regionally in order to create solutions.” Lindsey checks in with Karen Gardner, National Young Farmers Coalition’s Pennsylvania Policy Associate, about what she’s hearing from beginning farmers in PA, and the

Mai Nguyen and the 2019 California Young Farmers Report

California produces more food than any other state in the nation. Over one-third of U.S. vegetables and two-thirds of U.S. fruits and nuts are grown in California. But drought, wildfire, and the impacts of climate change are increasing across the

Census Results Are In: We Need #MOREFARMERS

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

What Could the Green New Deal Mean for the Future of Ag?

On February 7th, 2019 Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey introduced a resolution in Congress recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal. The resolution starts by listing the many ways that climate change

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