NYFC: 2018 Farm Bill make or break for millennial farmers

EXCERPT: “Millennial farmers and members of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) took time away from their farms and ranches last week to address key issues for young farmers in the upcoming farm bill with several legislators in D.C. “The 2018 Farm Bill is make or break for millennials who want to farm,” said Lindsey Lusher Shute, the co-founder and executive director of NYFC. “Unless we tackle affordable land, student debt and health care now, few of these young farmers and ranchers will make agriculture a lifelong career. With two-thirds of our farmland ready to transition, the next Farm Bill must be devoted to young farmers, who stand ready to work the land and feed our nation.” Traveling from Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, the NYFC farmers met with elected officials serving on the Senate and House committees focused on agriculture, budget appropriations, education, environment, and the workforce.” FULLSTORY: http://bit.ly/2rso3yl