14 Dec '11, 5pm

Whippersnappers unite: Young farmers work to change 2012 Farm Bill via @grist

Whippersnappers unite: Young farmers work to change 2012 Farm Bill via @grist

A group of young farmers visiting Sen. Olympia Snowe's office in Maine. Across the U.S., young people are heeding the call for a more just, sustainable, and healthy food system, and are heading to the fields to build it themselves. They are working on farms and starting their own small-scale farm businesses from scratch. But, as the National Young Farmers' Coalition recently revealed, there are big obstacles getting in the way of these green entrepreneurs -- and the change eaters want to see on their grocery store shelves. Last month, the Coalition released the results of a needs survey of 1,000 young and beginning farmers from across the nation . They also made recommendations for anyone looking to help these farmers succeed. Chief among these recommendations is a set of proposed laws, which would go into effect under the 2012 Farm Bill, called the Beginning Farmer and Ra...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/farm-bill/2011-12-14-whippersnappers...

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