RELEASE: National Young Farmers Coalition applauds bipartisan bill to aid young and beginning farmers
Urges Congress to adopt all provisions of the Young and Beginning Farmers Act in the next farm bill
HUDSON, NY – November 1, 2017 – The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC)—a national advocacy network of young farmers fighting for the future of agriculture—applauded today as Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Ryan Costello (PA-06) introduced the bipartisan Young and Beginning Farmers Act (H.R. 4201) in the House of Representatives.
RELEASE: Bipartisan Effort Gives Stamp of Approval to New Agricultural Workforce Development Program
The Young & Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee voted today in favor of an internship cost-share program to get more young farmers on working farms and ranches
DENVER, CO (October 6, 2017) – At its final hearing today, the first-ever Colorado Young & Beginning Farmers Interim Study Committee voted unanimously in support of creating an Agricultural Workforce Development Program in Colorado. This program would provide costshare support to established farmers and ranchers to hire paid interns and train them on their operations. The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) applauds the collaborative efforts of the bipartisan committee in supporting the next generation of Colorado’s farmers and ranchers.
CHAPTER RELEASE: Historic Win for Minnesota Young and Beginning Farmers
First-in-the-nation land access bill for young and beginning farmers signed by Governor Dayton – bipartisan and agricultural groups supporting.
SAINT PAUL, MN (May 30, 2017) – On Tuesday evening, Governor Mark Dayton signed ten budget bills that included a first-of-its-kind beginning farmer tax credit. Authored by Rep. Nels Pierson (R-Rochester) and Sen. Mike Goggin (R-Redwing), the bill supports the transition of land to young and beginning farmers through a tax credit incentive.
RELEASE: Republicans and Democrats Introduce New Bill To Aid Beginning Farmers
“Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2013” addresses major barriers to starting a farming career
TIVOLI, NY – Today, Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa and Representative Tim Walz of Minnesota announced the introduction of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2013 in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The two identical bills expand opportunities and remove barriers for beginning farmers and those who wish to pursue a career in agriculture.