Saturday, June 16, 2018
Senate Agriculture Committee passes farm bill with additional wins for young farmers
• Amendment offered by Senators Casey (D-PA) and Ernst (R-IA) to increase funding set-asides for beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers in working lands conservation programs.
• Amendment offered by Senator Leahy (D-VT) to strengthen farmland conservation easements that keep farmers on the land.
• Amendment offered by Senator Klobuchar (D-MN) to improve the Transition Incentives Program (CRP-TIP) to facilitate the transfer of farmland between retiring landowners and beginning, socially disadvantaged, and veteran farmers and ranchers.
• Amendment offered by Senator Bennet (D-CO) to create a “micro-EQIP” pilot program to improve access to EQIP for young and small-scale farmers and ranchers...MORE
If you are a socially disadvantaged beginning farmer you should make out like a bandit.