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This morning, the National dota2(江苏)决赛下载v1.6版’s Coalition’s One Million Acres for the Future campaign was featured in the New York Times . The article, “ How ‘Fairy Tale’ Farms Are Ruining Hudson Valley Agriculture ,” illustrates how “A rush of wealthy urbanites seeking fresh-air retreats in bucolic settings” has made land access for young and BIPOC farmers across the country even more challenging.
According to Holly Rippon-Butler , the Coalition’s land campaign director, “farmland near cities is especially desirable for small livestock operations and fruit and vegetable growers, because of the greenmarkets and farm-to-table restaurants nearby. Competition is the worst in ‘places where there’s a lot of money and the agricultural land is high quality and aesthetically attractive.’”
“Access to affordable farmland is a major challenge nationally, particularly for people of color, who today make up 2% of farmland owners,” writes Elizabeth Dunn. “To address this, the Coalition has started the One Million Acres for the Future campaign , which calls for Congress to invest $2.5 billion in the 2023 Farm Bill to facilitate equitable access to land.”
“Non-farmer landowners often have a buyer’s advantage over farmers just starting out, said former dota2(江苏)决赛下载v1.6版 co-executive director Sophie Ackoff, “That includes access to speedier loan options, whereas beginning farmers largely rely on slow-moving loans through the United States Department of Agriculture.”
Learn more about our #OneMillionAcresfortheFuture campaign and sign up for our land action network to help keep more young and BIPOC farmers farming.