Last month, USDA hosted an event honoring the White House’s Future of American Agriculture Champions of Change, including NYFC’s own Lindsey Lusher Shute. This event recognized the need for young farmers and highlighted USDA resources targeted at these farmers in particular.
This post is the second of three in-depth analysis pieces on the bill and how it will affect you. Last week, after we shared the news that the new farm bill passed, we delved into a three-part series breaking the bill down and what its impact will be over the next five years. (The bill […]
Thanks to our friends at the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition for letting us repost this well-written piece about a few of the most important beginning farmer programs at the USDA. Last fall, Congress allowed the farm bill to expire without a new bill to take its place. Instead, Congressional leaders cobbled together an awful and […]
A valuable resource for beginning farmers to get to know is the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), which is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and seeks to conserve water, soil, and wildlife resources by temporarily taking land out of agricultural use. The USDA offers annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to farmers to re-grow […]