student loans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Manly, Communications Director press@youngfarmers.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),

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jessica Manly, Communications Director, press@youngfarmers.org | View full release and contacts WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 18, 2019) Today, the Student Loan Forgiveness for Farmers and Ranchers Act (S. 2168) was introduced by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Senator Tom

Tell the Senate to Address Farmer Student Loan Debt

The time is now to speak up for young farmers. The Senate is rewriting the Higher Education Act, which includes federal student loan policy and the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. They’re soliciting input from key stakeholders—take action today!

News from the West

The end of summer brought both bounty and hardship to Western farmers and ranchers. From hurricanes to fire, flood to drought, many have struggled with serious impacts to both their operations and their communities. But as farmers do, you are

In the first week of June, with the 2018 farm bill already in motion, twelve young farmers flew to D.C. to tell Congress we need a farm bill that invests in our future. They discussed land access, student loans, health care and more. We

Young Farmer Success Act Reintroduced in Congress

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives took action to address our urgent national need for more young farmers by reintroducing the Young Farmer Success Act (H.R. 1060).   The National Young Farmers Coalition first worked with members of Congress in 2015 to

More Old McDonald than Superman? A Day in my life

By Hannah Becker, Willow Springs Farm A Day in My Life I get up early—6 a.m.— and go for a quick run. I also print off lecture handouts and skim Wall Street Journal over breakfast (the digital version—it takes days

Funding our farm: loans, grants, and a gamble

By Caitlin Arnold, Furrow Horse Farm  When Brandon and I decided to start Furrow Horse Farm last January, we knew we were about to spend a lot of money. We were moving onto leased land that had no infrastructure, and

Our big goal: Giving back to veterans

By Hannah Becker, Willow Springs Farm It’s that time of year— a new year, new goals. For many entrepreneurs, the end of one year and the beginning of the next is a time to reflect and clarify goals. What have

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