After celebrating the inclusion of young farmer priorities in the House agriculture appropriations bill in July, the National Young Farmers Coalition is disappointed to see that the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee’s bill, released this week, allocates very little funding to programs important to young farmers and ranchers. While the bill received full Committee approval, it […]

RELEASE: National Young Farmers Coalition to hold Young Farmer Roundtables to urge members of Congress to support young farmers in the farm bill process

Events enable young farmers to give direct input on their needs to members of the House Agriculture Committee

HUDSON, NY (Aug. 3, 2017) – The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) is holding Young Farmers Roundtables this August to give young farmers the chance to express their needs directly to members of Congress who serve on the House Agriculture Committee. The announcement was made by Lindsey Lusher Shute, NYFC’s executive director and co-founder.

What's going on with the Farm Bill?

Has farm bill reporting has been stirring up a sense of déjà vu?  The bill was set to expire last year, the Senate passes a version but the House fails to do the same.  A lot of accusations from both sides drag on until an extension is needed.  Then we saw the same exact thing […]

Farm Bill Update – the Committee Drafts are in

Last week we told you that the Senate and House Agriculture Committees were having their respective committee markup sessions, where the committees wrote a basic draft of the Farm Bill.  Here’s a quick recap on the process: the Chairs and Ranking Members of each committee putting together an initial draft and presenting it to the […]