Land

Finding Farmland: Resources to Support Land Access

The following blog by Mike and Holly of our Land Access team is also posted on farmers.gov. Photographs by Richie Graham Photo. For farmers across the country, it will come as no surprise that farmland has become less and less

Who Owns U.S. Farmland?

The biggest problem faced by farmers across the country is access to land. Who owns it, who rents it—it all has a big impact on the kind of food we grow and who has economic opportunity in rural communities. Young

Cooperative Power

In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but

Land Team Dispatch: Climate,  Land  Trusts,  and  Finance

Last year, NYFC released Building A Future with Farmers II, our report on the findings of our 2017 National Young Farmer Survey. We found that land access is the number one challenge facing young farmers and ranchers across America. The

The Land Problem and a Bill for Governor Cuomo

In the next 5 years, 100 million acres of farmland will need a new owner — yet finding farmland is the hardest thing for young farmers. Why is that? Holly Rippon-Butler, director of the land program at the National Young

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