policy

“We need to understand the challenges young farmers are facing regionally in order to create solutions.” Lindsey checks in with Karen Gardner, National Young Farmers Coalition’s Pennsylvania Policy Associate, about what she’s hearing from beginning farmers in PA, and the

Broken Promises: 4-H's LGBT+ Controversy

The 4-H program’s mission statement includes “a promise to America’s kids to reflect the population demographics, vulnerable populations, diverse needs, and social conditions of the country.” In 2017, however, USDA administration pressured the national 4-H organization to retract its LGBT+

New year, new farm bill, climate news

On December 20th, after months of heated debate, the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law. Though it’s by no means perfect, the bill’s passage brings some much needed relief to farmers and ranchers across the country dealing with trade

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,

Farming in a New Climate Reality with Mark Howden of the IPCC

In October, the The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a stunning Special Report on Climate Change. The study found that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at their current rate, we will face devastating consequences across all sectors by

A Farm Bill for the Future

  WARNING: This blog post is long. Why, you ask? Because the 2018 Farm Bill contains so many wins that our movement has spent years fighting for, and we just have to tell you about all of them. Just before

Farm bill expires, stranding young farmers

At midnight on October 1, the 2014 Farm Bill expired. Not only did it expire, but Congress has left D.C. without passing a temporary extension to fund key programs while the final bill is being negotiated. Without a farm bill

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