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NSAC On Making Land More Affordable for Farmers

Yesterday, I wrote a blog post about a New York Times op-ed, which claimed farmland conservation efforts are not helping farmers who lack significant capital resources access good quality farmland with long-term tenure arrangements. The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) also had something to say about this op-ed (the National Young Farmers Coalition, the organization that released the op-ed, is an NSAC member). So, I wanted share what they had to say with you. Of particular note, NSAC highlights opportunities to help make farmland more affordable for beginning farmers in the Farm Bill. “The Senate version of the farm bill currently being debated in Congress includes provisions that would focus federal conservation easement program dollars to easements that protect farm viability for future generations.” Read more from NSAC here.

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