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 Farmers’ Land Access Program Director, Holly Rippon-Butler, sits down with Megan Horst, professor of urban […]
Looking to 2020: Climate Action, the Farm Crisis, and Politics in Rural America
Lindsey speaks with Matt Russell, an Iowa farmer and executive director of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, an organization that brings people of all faiths together in conversation about critical issues, like climate change and the future of rural America. Matt sees an opportunity for farmers to be on the forefront of climate innovation and […]
“Growing Pennsylvania’s Future” with Karen Gardner
“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 upcoming Pennsylvania Young Farmers Report, “Growing Pennsylvania’s Future: Challenges Facing Young Farmers and Recommendations to […]
Cooperative Models Combat Food Deserts and Provide New Markets for Local Farmers
A small town in North Dakota has taken on the problem of rural food deserts. People in the town of Bowdon, North Dakota, formed a cooperative to re-establish a grocery store in the town, and ultimately got the store re-opened. The Bowdon Community Cooperative continues to run the store. This concept deserves attention both as […]