Great Article About Young Farmers: Debt and Payoffs

For young farmers, it’s a labor of Love: They face debt and uncertainty, but the payoff is independence and an agrarian lifestyle

By Ann Belser, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

EXCERPT: While high tech start-ups generate buzz, there are thousands of people who… are going into business for themselves in a more traditional way: with land and livestock. It’s a hard time to go into farming. And once someone gets in, it is nearly impossible to get out because… in the bad years when farmers would want to get out, there is no market for the equipment or livestock. But in the good years, no one wants to sell. “It’s not the most profitable industry around,” said Charlene Berg, a loan officer for the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. “It’s a lifestyle choice. It’s debt management.”

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