young farmers

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: press@youngfarmers.org | View full release and contacts Young Farmers Secure Big Gains in the Final Farm Bill Deal Conference Report includes top priorities on land, credit, and training access   WASHINGTON, DC (December 10, 2018) – The National

Giving Thanks

We’re just returning from our Annual Leadership Convergence in DC, and we’re especially grateful for all of the amazing young farmers in our Coalition, fighting for a bright and just future for agriculture. Listen in this week for some words

#NYFCconvergence 2018: Olivia Watkins

Olivia Watkins of Holly Springs, NC shares why she is joining the 100 young farmers heading to DC for our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th. “Next week I will be going to the Capitol with 100 other

#NYFCconvergence 2018: Happy Family Ranch

Roberto Melendez of Happy Family Ranch in Midland, VA shares why he is joining the 100 young farmers heading to DC for our 4th Annual National Leadership Convergence this November 12th-15th. “My parents and I own and operate Happy Family

Farm Bill Politics 5: #farmbillnow

The 2014 Farm Bill has been expired since October 1st. What does this mean for young farmers and ranchers and the USDA programs they rely on? This week, we catch up with Andrew Bahrenburg, our National Policy Director and guy

Cooperative Power

In 1920, 14% of U.S. farmers were black – today less than 2%. Land ownership by Black farmers has also declined over the past 100 years, from 15 million acres to roughly 2 million acres. These numbers are tough, but

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