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Farmers need equitable access to land now.
That is why Young Farmers launched the One Million Acres for the Future Campaign. Right now, Congress is deciding on what will make it into the 2023 Farm Bill. With our partners, we are calling on Congress to make a historic investment in the 2023 Farm Bill to facilitate equitable access to one million acres of land for the next generation of farmers.
This is our opportunity to advocate for resources that will support the next generation in agriculture.LEARN HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Right now, Congress is deciding on what will make it into the 2023 Farm Bill. This is our opportunity to advocate for resources that will support the next generation in agriculture.
On July 20th, Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the Increasing Land Access, Security, and Opportunities Act (S.2340) in the Senate, a companion to the bipartisan version of the bill introduced in the House on June 9th (H.R.3955). If enacted, these bills would make $100 million in funding for land access available to young and BIPOC farmers every year through the 2023 Farm Bill.
These policies are now in both chambers of Congress – it’s time to take action! Contact your Members of Congress to let them know young and BIPOC farmers need land access now.
Young farmers across the country are navigating the daunting challenge of accessing land with tenacity and creativity. Their actions are just one piece of the puzzle, however. As these farmers’ experiences show, networks of community support are vital and policy change is sorely needed. Read the farmer stories shared here to learn more about the realities of finding secure land access and the policy solutions that will help.