“You know the level of debt you’re in and you see those numbers. And you think, ‘what am I going to do?’ It’s a domino effect. If you don’t pay your farm credit loan on time, you don’t get the credit. I’m already in debt. If I lose my credit, I lose my business.”
On July 31, the Wall Street Journal online ran an article entitled “Crops Hurt, But Farmers Will Still Get Paid.” The article begins “A historic drought across the middle of […]
This week I find myself at the Drake Forum on America’s New Farmers. This great conversation is drawing people from across the US, as well as members of the current administration to engage in this conversation about how we can bring new farmers to the land. It is inspiring to hear Tom Vilsak, the USDA Agriculture Secretary, speak directly to the issues that many of us have worked on our whole careers.
Disaster Programs Discourage Organic and Natural Food Production Current disaster relief and crop insurance programs put organic and natural farmers at a serious disadvantage. Learn why, and what can be […]