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Hello there,

Proper now, Congress is deciding on what can be included within the 2023 Farm Invoice. That is our greatest alternative to advocate for sources that may help younger and Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour (BIPOC) farmers in constructing profitable careers and long-term sustainability on their farms within the face of a altering local weather.

It’s a second for motion. You’ll be able to advocate for a brighter future for younger farmers and be taught extra about our coverage priorities by visiting our Farm Bill Action Center.

Farmers throughout the U.S. are coping with the impacts of the local weather disaster each day, and limitations like price, insecure land entry, and lack of technical help additionally make it difficult for them to undertake conservation practices. Consequently, many farmers depend on one another for mentorship and help.

In keeping with the 2022 National Young Farmer Survey, 84% of younger farmers discovered to farm by engaged on a farm or ranch, and 62% of respondents discovered from a mentor or somebody of their group. We want coverage options that help the sources farmers already present one another.

Younger Farmers and the American Farmland Belief (AFT) are excited to accomplice with Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) on the bipartisan Farmer to Farmer Education Act (S.2614), which might leverage present technical help sources to help farmer-led training networks within the subsequent farm invoice.

Contact your Members of Congress today to tell them to support this bill!

Along with resourcing farmer-led training networks, younger and BIPOC farmers ought to be capable of entry technical and enterprise help from the USDA instantly.

We additionally labored with companions within the Senate to introduce theSmall Farm Conservation Act (S.2180), which might streamline the Environmental High quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA’s flagship program that helps on-farm conservation. This invoice goals to make it simpler for starting farmers to entry monetary help and technical help. The invoice will strengthen the capability of the Pure Sources Conservation Service (NRCS) to satisfy the wants of younger farmers and ranchers by funding devoted employees and simplifying utility processes.

On July twentieth, Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced the Rising Land Entry, Safety, and Alternatives Act (H.R.3955, S.2340) within the Senate. That is one other big step ahead for our One Million Acres for the Future campaign which is looking for a historic funding in equitable land entry, and it builds on the momentum of the invoice’s introduction within the Home on June ninth.

Be a part of us in transferring this invoice ahead by taking our motion–tell your members of Congress to support this groundbreaking legislation. Now could be a essential time to assist us unfold the phrase, share the motion alert along with your networks, and lift consciousness along with your members as they’re again of their districts for August recess!


Curious to be taught extra about Younger Farmers and how one can get entangled as a farmer chief? Be a part of us for a digital meet and greet with members of our organizing crew on August 28, 2023 at 4pmET to listen to about our present campaigns and upcoming advocacy alternatives.


Within the second episode of our 2023 Farm Invoice sequence, we concentrate on the primary problem going through younger and BIPOC farmers right this moment: land entry. Dãnia Davy, Director of Land Retention and Advocacy on the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, talks with us in regards to the legacy of racial discrimination in agriculture and the way the farm invoice can play a task in growing land entry for younger and BIPOC farmers.

Till the tip of October, farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who skilled discrimination in USDA’s farm lending packages previous to January 1, 2021 can apply for monetary help by Part 22007 of the Inflation Discount Act. Eligible candidates are those that have a historical past of farming or making an attempt to farm, and skilled discrimination in USDA farm lending or maintain an assigned or assumed USDA farm mortgage that was the topic of USDA discrimination. Farmers are inspired to use through the e-filing portal at 22007apply.gov or to submit types through mail or in-person supply to this system’s native places of work.

Contact our FSA Technical Assistant, Shakera Raygoza, at shakera@youngfarmers.org to be taught extra or to request technical help finishing an utility.


Younger Farmers is hiring a Pennsylvania Organizer to help farmers within the state with participating in our federal campaigns and work carefully with Pennsylvania chapters, members, and organizational companions to develop farmer management and advocacy experience to construct and shift energy for structural change within the 2023 Farm Invoice and win coverage change for an equitable and sustainable farm future.


We’re excited to welcome Nationwide Organizing Director, Kelsey Watson, and Finance Coordinator, Okra Kyser, to the Younger Farmers crew! Learn extra about our employees and their work here.



How are you celebrating? Try the Farmers Market Coalition’s National Farmers Market Week Toolkit for some nice concepts.





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