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National Young Farmers Coalition Issues Call for Climate Action

The Board and staff of the National Young Farmers Coalition are calling for climate action to protect the future of young farmers. “Getting young farmers and ranchers on U.S. farmland is a necessary first step in the fight to mitigate climate change,” says a National Young Farmers Coalition statement. The statement continues, “Farmers need policies and programs that provide financial incentives and make mitigation strategies desirable and practical.” The statement concludes with examples of some of the climate-smart strategies that young farmers are already using on their farms and ranches; strategies it contends should be supported by government policy.