“If we don’t start doing things differently, there won’t be agriculture to pass down.” Climate change is a hot-button political issue, but in the Western U.S., no one can deny that the drought and above average temperatures are real. Mike
NYFC policy staff continues to dig into the House farm bill, H.R. 2. Read our previous posts on the overall analysis of the bill, as well as its potential impact for young farmers in the West.
Across the country, climbing land
Wedged in between White House scandals and Beychella, the House Agriculture Committee released their draft of the 2018 Farm Bill.
As NYFC outlined in our initial analysis of the bill, there is some good news for young farmers. Programs that support
National Young Farmers Coalition prepares farmers to win support in farm bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nov 8, 2017 – As the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) gathers young farmer leaders from across the country for three days of advocacy and leadership
Will advocate for stronger state policies supporting young farmers, especially regarding land succession and farmland conservation
DURANGO, CO (August 7, 2017) – The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC), the only national advocacy organization focused solely on the needs of young and
Federal policy and USDA programs make a difference for young farmers, and must be built upon to overcome obstacles ahead for rural America and the U.S. food system
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2017) – In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee
America’s increasing demand for organic and sustainably grown grains coincides with a shortage of young farmers
HUDSON, NY — The National Young Farmers Coalition and King Arthur Flour present a new blog and film series profiling three pioneering young grain farmers.
A shortage of young farmers is one of the most urgent challenges that must be addressed by the next secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Wednesday, January 18, President-elect Donald Trump announced his plans to nominate former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to
HUDSON, NY – On Sunday, October 20th farmers and consumers from across the country will take action to change the FDA’s draft food safety rules. Activists will gather at farms, schools and grange halls to educate each other on the impact of the
TIVOLI, NY — The National Young Farmer’s Coalition (NYFC) applauds the USDA’s announcement today that the agency will offer microloans to farmers. This new loan program will enable Farm Service Agency officers to make loans up to $35,000 with half the paperwork of