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Rural Affairs Official Wants Beginning Farm Program In Farm Bill

Rural Affairs Official Wants Beginning Farm Program In Farm Bill

 

The Center for Rural Affairs wants Farm Bill Conferees to come up with final legislation that provides help for beginning farmers and ranchers. Joining them in that priority is a bipartisan group of Representatives and Senators who have written conferees asking for that.  Center for Rural Affairs Assistant Policy Director Traci Bruckner says access to education, training, credit and affordable land are all key components that must be in the legislation.

Bruckner says it’s always been a difficult road for beginning farmers and ranchers to get started but it’s getting even tougher and federal assistance is badly needed.

The Bi Partisan group of Senators and Representatives have asked conferees to provide no less than $ 20 million dollars per year for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program.

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