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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Manly, press@youngfarmers.org  | View full release and contacts   STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF THE 2018 FARM BILL Washington, DC (December 21, 2018) – The 2018 Farm Bill, signed into law today, is a victory for the farm community,

Giving Thanks

We’re just returning from our Annual Leadership Convergence in DC, and we’re especially grateful for all of the amazing young farmers in our Coalition, fighting for a bright and just future for agriculture. Listen in this week for some words

Leah Penniman on

This week, NYFC’s Michelle Hughes interviews Leah Penniman, co-founder of Soul Fire Farm, food justice activist, and author of the new book “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.” Leah talks about her history,

Climate and the Future of Farming with Dr. Nathan Mueller

Can farmers save the planet? We all know that the weather impacts agriculture, but farmers are also changing the weather. Dr. Nathan Mueller, head of the Mueller Lab and Assistant Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California,

An Extraordinarily Difficult, Uphill Battle

Commodity farmers across the nation are struggling under the weight of low prices and tariffs, resulting in bankruptcies and crisis in farm country. In this second conversation with Roger Johnson, farmer and president of the National Farmers Union, we talk

Trade Wars Aren't Cool

President Trump’s trade war is sending U.S. agricultural markets into shock. Roger Johnson, farmer and president of the National Farmers Union, talks us through the situation on farms, the $12 billion bailout, and what it all means for the future

High Holy Days of Farmers Markets

In celebration of farmers market week, we bring you an interview with Ben Feldman of the Farmers Market Coalition. Ben talks about the state of farmers markets across the nation; why farmers may soon have a hard time selling food

Farmworkers are farmers too.

Immigrants make up nearly three-quarters of all farmworkers in the United States. Their labor is critical to US farms and consumers, but being an immigrant farmworker can come along with some major challenges — from the risk of deportation to

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