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. […]
Bipartisan effort attracts support of over one hundred national groups seeking to address the shortfall of young farmers in the U.S.
HUDSON, NY (April 6, 2017) — Over 100 agricultural, business, and nonprofit organizations have signed a letter urging Congress to support the Young Farmer Success Act (H.R.1060), a bipartisan measure that would address the growing issue of student debt among America’s young farmers. The mounting support was announced by Andrew Bahrenburg, National Policy Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC).
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 tackle one of the greatest barriers to young farmer success: student loan debt. The Young […]
On Monday, farmer Emily Best was invited to testify at a Congressional hearing about the impact her student loan debt has on her ability to farm. As almost one million student borrowers prepare to receive their first student loan bills in November, United States Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), chair of the Democratic Steering and Outreach […]
The Sahatjians have been growing raisins in Madera, California for nearly 90 years and across four generations. But their story of farm succession is increasingly rare. Today we’re announcing a new partnership with Clif Bar & Company, one of the nation’s leading organic food makers, to raise awareness of the U.S. farmer shortage and highlight the importance […]
Last Wednesday farmers from six states converged on Washington, D.C. for a whirl-wind round of meetings on Capitol Hill and at USDA. The event, known as a “fly-in,” was organized by the National Young Farmers Coalition to give young farmers a chance to advocate in person for the #FarmingIsPublicService campaign, which asks Congress to add […]
By Hannah Becker, Willow Springs Farm One of my earliest memories is sitting on an old Paint gelding outside of Memphis, Tennessee. I couldn’t have been more than three or four, but from that moment on I was obsessed with becoming a “cowgirl”. Despite growing up on quarter-acre lots in suburbia, where the only cows […]