Land, policy, and power are closely intertwined. Read our new report to learn what the issues are, see policy solutions, and take action.
The havoc wrought on Midwest farms by historic flooding in 2019 brought to national attention, yet again, the impacts of climate change on U.S. agriculture. But for young farmers across the country and in the state of Illinois, last year
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.
November 2017 | Results and Recommendations from the National Young Farmer Survey
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