Official Press Releases:

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition “Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Expand Opportunities for the Next Generation of Farmers”

Land Stewardship Project“Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act Introduced in Congress”

National Young Farmers Coalition, “Republicans and Democrats Introduce Bill to Aid Beginning Farmers”

Center for Rural Affairs, “Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act Introduced in Congress”

U.S. Congressman Tim Walz Official Press Release

U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry “Fort Report: Our Next Generation” and “Building A Farm from the Ground Up” Video

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin Official Press Release


Other Media:

Farm and Ranch Guide, “Beginning farmers face barriers within agriculture industry,” Nov 8, 2013.

Niagara Frontier Publications, “Collins Pushes Washington to Support Beginning Farmers,” June 7, 2013.

Democrat and Chronicle, “Rep. Chris Collins Backs Bill to Help New Farmers,” June 7, 2013.

Farm Futures, “Bill Expands Opportunities for Beginning Farmers,” April 30, 2013.

Public News Service, “Investing in Young MN Farmers and Ranchers as Generation Ages,” April 26, 2013.

National Hog Farmer, “Supporting the Next Generation of Farmers,” April 26, 2013.

AgWeek, “Efforts Launched in Congress to Help Next Generation of Farmers,” April 25, 2013.

Register Star, “Gibson Promotes Young Farmers,” April 23, 2013.

Natural Resource Report, “USDA Micro-Loan Program Applauded,” May 26, 2012., “War Vet Advocates for Young Farmers,” May 11, 2012.

Grist, “Will this Farm Bill Do Enough for Young Farmers?,” May 7, 2012.

Examiner, “Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act Offers Training,” April 9, 2012.

Center for Rural Affairs, “Veterans Fundamental to Next Generation of Family Farmers and Ranchers,” April 2, 2012.

Public News Service, “Michigan’s Newest Farmers Speak Out on 2012 Farm Bill” March 21, 2012.

Beginning Farmers, “Beginning Farmer Support in Farm Bill – Join the Effort”  March 12, 2012.

Syracuse Journal Democrat, “Beginning Farmers, Ranchers and Veterans go to Washington” March 8, 2012.

Public News Service, “Young MN Farmer Shares Skills with Ag Newcomers” March 6, 2012.

Land Stewardship Project, “Minn. Farmer to Participate March 5 in DC Congressional Briefing” March 2, 2012.

Center for Rural Affairs, “Beginning Farmers, Ranchers and Veterans go to Washington” March 2, 2012.

Grist, “Whippersnappers Unite: Young Farmers Work to Change 2012 Farm Bill” Dec. 14, 2011.

National Young Farmers’ Coalition, “Young PA Farmers Pay Their Congressman a Visit on Behalf of Beginning Farmers” Nov. 21, 2011.

Prairie Star, “Beginning Farmer/Rancher Bill Step in the Right Direction” Nov. 21, 2011.

South Dakota Democratic Party “Johnson Co-sponsors Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act of 2011” Nov. 17, 2011.

Agri-News, “Walz, Harkin Introduce Legislation to Help Beginning Farmers” Nov. 17, 2011.

Agri-News, “Benson Has Long Dreamed of Farming” Nov. 17, 2011.

Hometown Source, “Klobuchar Sponsors Legislation Supporting Beginning Farmers, Ranchers” Nov. 16, 2011.

Southeast Farm Press, “Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Senate” Nov. 11, 2011.

National Young Farmers Coalition, “Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program at work in Washington” Nov. 11, 2011.

Sacramento Women’s Examiner, “How’d You Like to be Trained as a New Local Female Farmer or Rancher?” Nov. 11, 2011.

Western Farm Press, “U.S. Agriculture Needs an Infusion of Young Farmers” Nov. 9, 2011.

Farm Futures“Beginning Farmer and Rancher Act An Important Step for Agriculture” Nov. 9, 2011.

Rodale Voices “Creating More Farmers: The Most Uplifting Bill in Congress” Nov. 3, 2011.

Hobby Farms“3 Reasons to Pay Attention to the Farm Bill” Nov. 1, 2011.

Public News Service- Wisconsin, “Helping New Farmers Get Started” Oct. 31, 2011.

Nebraska Farmer“Fortenberry One Sponsor of Beginning Farmer Opportunity Act” Oct. 31, 2011.

Delta Farm Press“Legislation Would Increase Opportunities for Beginning Farmers” Oct. 28, 2011.

Bloomberg Business Week, “Fortenberry Bill Seeks to Get Young Into Farming” Oct. 28, 2011.

Public News Service- South Dakota“Planting the Seeds for Young Farmers” Oct. 28, 2011.

Rural Radio Network“Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Congress” Oct. 28, 2011.

Austin Daily Herald, “A Generation of New Farmers?” Oct. 27, 2011.

Columbus Telegram, “Bill Aimed at Aiding Young Farmers” Oct. 26, 2011.

Hagstrom Report“Farm Groups Step Up with Farm Proposals” Oct. 26, 2011.

Cumberland Times-News, “The Real Great Pumpkin: New Farming Initiatives” Oct. 26, 2011.

Center for Rural Affairs“Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act Introduced Today” Oct. 25, 2011., “New Bill Targets Young, Beginning Farmers” Oct. 25, 2011.

Small Farmers’ Journal, “Beginning Farmer Bill Introduced in Congress” Oct. 25, 2011.

Western Farm Press“Beginning Farmer Act sets path for future of U.S. agriculture” Oct. 25, 2011.

Sacramento Examiner, “Agricultural Opportunities for Military Veterans & Other Beginning Farmers” Oct. 25, 2011.

Dairy Herd Network, “Beginning Farmer Bill Praised” Oct. 25, 2011.

Public News Service- Minnesota“Helping the Next Generation of Farmers Get Started” Oct. 24, 2011.

Charlotte Observer, “Young Would-be Farmers Have tough Row to Hoe” Oct. 16, 2011.

University of Vermont Extension New Farmer Project“Farmland Affordability: Programs, Policies, Vision” Oct. 12, 2011.

Recent Press Releases