As SCOTUS hears arguments on student loan debt relief, Young Farmers weighs in
As the Supreme Court of the United States hears cases made for and against the Biden Administration’s student debt cancellation program, many of the farmers in our network are anxiously awaiting the relief that they have been promised. Farmers want to be able to get on with the yearly budgeting and planning processes that will […]
Student Debt Relief Is Worth It to Young Farmers
As the political and legal battle heats up over student loan forgiveness, 22 million applicants for the Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program await relief in the nine weeks before the student loan payment pause is due to expire. Last Friday, October 21st, a federal appeals court put a temporary hold on President Biden’s student […]
HOUSE INTRODUCES HIGHER ED REAUTHORIZATION THAT SUPPORTS STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS FOR FARMERS AND RANCHERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: https://www.youngfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Screen-Shot-2021-08-17-at-2.19.49-PM-2-1.png, Communications Director firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-643-3564 x 722 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 16, 2019) Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee Chairman, Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), introduced a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), The College Affordability Act (H.R. 4674), that includes language to add farmers and ranchers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. The addition […]
RELEASE: BIPARTISAN HOUSE BILL SEEKS TO MITIGATE STUDENT LOAN DEBT FOR YOUNG FARMERS ENTERING AGRICULTURE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: https://www.youngfarmers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Screen-Shot-2021-08-17-at-2.19.49-PM-2-1.png, Communications Director, email@example.com | View full release and contacts (WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2019) The Young Farmer Success Act (HR 3232) was introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-PA), Rep. Antonio Delgado (D-NY), Rep. Josh Harder (D-CA), and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) on June 12, 2019. […]
RELEASE: Young farmers to gather at Roundhouse to share top challenges with state legislators
Farmers from both New Mexico chapters of the National Young Farmers Coalition will discuss policy solutions to get the next generation of young farmers on the land
SANTA FE, NM (Jan 22, 2018) – Members of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) will gather at the Capitol on Wed., Jan. 24th, to share the top challenges they face, including land access, student loan debt, water conservation, and farmland succession. The convening is organized by young farmers from NYFC’s two New Mexico-based chapters: the Rio Grande Farmers’ Coalition and the Northern New Mexico Young Farmers’ Alliance. The NYFC drive-in is hosted in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union drive-in on Jan. 23rd, where local NYFC chapter members will also be present.
RELEASE: NEW SURVEY FINDS STUDENT LOAN DEBT IS EXACERBATING THE NATION’S FARMER SHORTAGE
Recently Introduced Bi-Partisan Federal Legislation Would Classify Farming As Public Service – Providing Student Loan Relief If Passed
HUDSON, NY — Results from a new survey conducted by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) show that student loan debt is one of the key barriers preventing more would-be farmers and ranchers from entering agriculture. The report, Farming Is Public Service: A Case for Adding Farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, finds that 30% of survey respondents delayed or declined to enter agriculture because of their student loans, while an additional 48% said student loans prevented them from growing their business or obtaining credit to invest in their farm. To address these barriers, a bi-partisan group of House lawmakers recently introduced legislation to add farmers to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.