Senate introduces farm bill draft with the Young Farmer Agenda in mind On Friday afternoon, the Senate Agriculture Committee released its long-awaited draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. In stark contrast to the hyper-partisan approach of their House counterparts, Senate Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate Bittman | View full release and contacts Senate introduces bipartisan farm bill with big wins for young farmers NYFC praises investments in farmer training, farmland protection, and racial equity WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 8, 2018)​ –

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

Interim Study Committee on Young and Beginning Farmers in Colorado DURANGO, CO (May 1, 2017) — The Colorado General Assembly’s recent creation of an Interim Study Committee on Young and Beginning Farmers in Colorado was applauded by the National Young Farmers

This week marked an exciting development in the two-year-long push to deliver a new five-year farm bill.  Both the House and the Senate have already passed their own versions of the bill; the remaining hurdle is to reconcile the two

It feels like we’re accelerating toward September 30th, the expiration of the current farm bill extension!  That date has always been on the long-term horizon, but until recently there’d been hope of real headway on creating a full five-year bill

Before we switch our focus over to the House, we need to do a quick run-through of the Farm Bill that made its way through the Senate over the past few weeks.  With such a huge piece of legislation, it’s

The Senate officially passed its version of the US Farm Bill yesterday, throwing the ball in the court of the House of Representatives. We want to thank everyone who took actions – whether it was sending emails, signing petitions or

We are thrilled to announce a small victory on the Farm Bill front! This week the FSA Microloan Authorization amendment to the Farm Bill received bipartisan support, as Senators Casey (D-PA), Harkin (D-IA) and Johanns (R-NE) all put themselves as

Last week we told you that the Senate and House Agriculture Committees were having their respective committee markup sessions, where the committees wrote a basic draft of the Farm Bill.  Here’s a quick recap on the process: the Chairs and

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