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Report Identifies Challenges Facing Young Pennsylvania Farmers

A report from the National Young Farmers Coalition, Growing Pennsylvania’s Future: Challenges Facing Young Farmers and Recommendations to Address Them, analyzes the results of a survey and series of listening sessions. The report highlights three main challenges standing in the way of young farmers: land access, workforce development, and farmer business services. The Coalition says the report is a call to action to policy makers, technical service providers, and agricultural stakeholders, to meet these challenges head on with creative policy solutions designed to invest in the Commonwealth’s agricultural economy by investing in the success of young and beginning farmers.