Since launching our One Million Acres for the Future campaign in November 2021 with the support of Chipotle, the Young Farmers’ team has been working hard to build power for our farmer leaders and to change federal policy—and we have started to see this work pay off! After a year of organizing and advocating for policy change […]

Senate Committee Holds Hearing to Discuss Western Water Crisis

With western water reserves at historic lows, farmers in Arizona and other western states are facing mandatory water restrictions. And more cuts are coming: the federal government has tasked the seven Colorado River Basin states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) and tribal leaders with reducing usage of Colorado River water by two […]

Championing Equitable Land Access at Second 2023 Farm Bill Hearing

Farm Bill season is ramping up as the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hold their second field hearing for the 2023 Farm Bill. The committee began their field hearings in Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow’s home state of Michigan last month and they continue this month in Arkansas, home state of Ranking Member […]

Young Farmers Highlight Meetings From 2022 Spring In-Districts

When Congress goes on recess each spring, legislators tend to leave Washington, D.C. and head back to their home districts for District Work Periods, or “in-districts.” In April, thirty-nine farmers held thirty-two in-district meetings with legislators across the country to share about the challenges they face on their farms, and the policy solutions they need.  […]

Representing Young Farmers’ Priorities at the First 2023 Farm Bill Field Hearing

The next farm bill will be signed into law in 2023, and the Coalition’s farmers and staff are already busy advocating for the priorities of young and BIPOC farmers. On Friday, April 29, our Michigan Organizer, Payge Lindow, alongside Land Advocacy Fellows Candius Elliott of Workin Roots Farm and Detra Iverson of Love n Labor […]