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  Specialty crop farming, with higher value markets and risk-mitigating diversification, offers an attractive option for beginning farmers. With access to crop insurance specialty crop growers and new and beginning farmers can more easily obtain credit to sustain and grow

  READ THE REPORT   The majority of farm operators are nearing retirement and leaving the field at a time when average farm income has declined by nearly half over the past five years and land prices in many areas

The 2019 California Young Farmers Report summarizes findings from a statewide survey and listening sessions across California. It offers a deeper understanding of the top challenges and barriers facing California’s young farmers and ranchers, particularly farmers of color. With invaluable

    Agriculture is an integral part of New York’s economy, culture, and landscape. The state’s 35,500 farms keep over 7 million acres of land in agricultural production, support more than 160,000 jobs, and generate in excess of $39 billion

Read the Report   The results of the 2017 Young Farmers Survey informed our agenda for 2018 Farm Bill policy advocacy.  

February 2016 | How young farmers and ranchers are essential to tackling water scarcity in the West

June 2015 | A case to add farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

October 2013 | How land trusts can protect America's working farms

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