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Readings on Land Access Issues

Cultivating the Next Generation: Resources and Policies to Help Beginning Farmers Succeed in Agriculture

Many reasons have been cited for the decline of beginning farmers and ranchers, most notably the high start-up costs and capitalization needed to enter agriculture and the difficulty of securing land to purchase or to rent. To stem this tide, American Farmland Trust (AFT) investigated the challenges and opportunities facing beginning farmers to find out what it takes for them to enter and succeed in agriculture.

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Land Access Policy Incentives: Emerging Approaches to Transitioning Farmland to a New Generation

Recently published in the Journal or Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD), this evaluation looks at three promising land access policy incentives and discusses what effects they have, and what recommendations can be made to strengthen policy design and program delivery.

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Recommended Readings

A compilation of readings from the Farmland for the Next Generation: Land Access Training Curriculum.

Recommended Readings