Beginning Farmer & Rancher News

Farm Bill 2012: Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

If we want to encourage a new generation to pursue a career in agriculture, we must have a national strategy and commitment to design public policy that addresses the unique needs of beginning farmers and ranchers and helps them embrace opportunities.

Across the Nation

Washington: The Washington State Legislature has authorized the Small Farm Internship Pilot Project to let farms in Skagit and San Juan counties with annual sales of less than $250,000 enroll in a one-year pilot project that allows up to three farm interns to work on a farm with the goal of learning about farming practices.

Build a Legacy with Land Link

Inspired men and women who want to farm or ranch contact the Center for Rural Affairs daily. They come from different backgrounds and locations, each looking to enter agriculture. We also get inquires from landowners nearing retirement, looking for a way to continue the legacy of their farm or ranch and ensure their land is farmed in a sustainable, responsible way.

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