AGRIBUSINESS: Farm Bill Conferees Urged To Help New Farmers
Young people have difficulties getting into farming because of expensive land, equipment, and maintenance.
Lawmakers from the House and Senate are asking the farm bill conferees to provide legislation with programs designed to break down barriers that make entering agriculture difficult.
The bipartisan group asks that the new farm bill gives access to credit and affordable land for new farmers and ranchers as well as provide education and training.
Interest in helping beginning farmers also surfaced earlier this year with the stalled Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act, and earlier in October, a group of 130 ag organizations sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to support new producers.