By Dr. Andrew Brod Senior Research Fellow Center for Business and Economic Research The University of North Carolina at Greensboro May 2011
Farm credit is the backbone of American agriculture. During the recent economic downturn, America’s family farmers faced significant barriers to accessing farm credit, which endangered their economic security and the […]
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 […]
Author: Scott Marlow Questions address in Marlows Farm Bill Tree publication: What ‘s included in the farm bill? Why? Where do commodity payments fit in? The Farm Bill Tree: Understanding […]