One of the largest rural lifestyle U.S. retailers, Tractor Supply’s donation will support AFT’s Brighter Future Fund, providing 85 grants of $10,000 each to help farmers improve farm viability; access, transfer or permanently protect farmland; and adopt regenerative agricultural practices
Funding will support a collaborative partnership leading the charge to expand fruit and nut production for urban farmers and backyard growers in Detroit.
In its first year, the Michigan Sustainable Farm Mentors program connected 42 beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmers and survey results show that these kinds of relationships change young farmers' trajectories.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are proposing a bill to block “foreign adversaries” from taking ownership of any U.S. farmland or ag businesses.
Introduced in the House and Senate last week, the Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security (PASS) Act calls for:
Bayer Fund's America's Farmers Grow Communities program is once again teaming up with farmers across the country to find and fund the organizations and institutions that keep their communities thriving. Eligible farmers can enroll for the chance to direct a $5,000 donation to a local eligible nonprofit organization, school or youth agriculture program. Applications are being accepted until Nov. 1.
When it comes to agriculture, the ever-changing market is a fierce-enough industry to compete in, let alone if you are a beginning farmer just starting out. Entering the industry looks different for each producer, but there are several industry-wide challenges that are common obstacles for beginning farmers.
Senate Republicans and Democrats are inching closer to a deal on an immigration bill that farmers say if passed could help reduce food prices in part by helping them hire more workers. This measure, known as the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, is focused mainly on updating the food production workforce, a system some call outdated and that has led to higher food prices especially for dairy, meat and vegetables.
In partnership with ADM and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has announced $2.6 million in grant awards to help farmers plant cover crops across Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan and Minnesota. Awarded under NFWF’s Midwest Cover Crop Initiative, these five grants will support implementation of this beneficial agricultural practice on 500,000 acres.
The challenges undermining global food security call for a complex approach embracing investment, policy reforms and better use of resources, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) told a key meeting of the G20 today.
An estate and succession planning expert says not developing a farm transition plan is often difficult for survivors and the farm operation. John Shoup with the Indiana Ag Law Foundation tells Brownfield families have been fractured after the death of a family member. “The relationships are fractured because of either maybe there was no plan or maybe people didn’t feel like they were included in the plan, and that’s an awfully difficult situation.”