Oregon NRCS Looking To Keep Land In Production

Oregon’s NRCS is currently accepting applications for Agricultural Land Easements until February 4th. Easement Programs Specialist​, Chris Chapa, said ALE is one of two parts of the Ag conservation program and provides financial support to eligible partners to keep farm land in production. “Anyone can use ALE as long as you’re a working farm or ranch […]

Students Gather to Ensure the Future of Agriculture

This week, 44 FFA members have gather in Indianapolis to discuss how agriculture will play a pivotal role in their future. It’s all part of the New Century Farmer conference, an opportunity for FFA members who plan to remain in production agriculture to work on their secession plans for success. During the week, participants will […]

What Impact Will Climate Priorities In D.C. Have On The American Farmer?

With the U.S. rejoining the Paris Climate accord, talk of a return to WOTUS and much more in Washington D.C., many in farm country are concerned what long-term impacts the climate priorities of the Biden Administration will have on the agriculture community. During a recent roundtable discussion, Jay Truitt, of Policy Solutions LLC, as well […]

Family-owned Farms Account for 96% of U.S. Farms

According to numbers released by NASS, family farms comprise 96% of all U.S. farms and 82% of the value of all agricultural products sold. Those numbers come from the recently released the data in the 2017 Census of Agriculture Farm Typology report. The report focuses on the family farm, defined as any farm where the […]

Westerhold: Succession Planning Benefits Current, Future Generations & Production Ag

As the average age of the American farmer continues to increase, what’s being done to transition farmland to the next generation? Ashlee Westerhold, economist with the University of Idaho Extension, said it’s vital that today’s farmer understands if children or grandchildren are interested in returning to the farm and running day-to-day operations. She noted, regardless […]

Warnick: We Need To Protect Active Farmland

Judy Warnick says she’s see a disturbing trend across her senate district.  The Moses Lake Republican said she has seen several solar farms crop up on active farm land across Kittitas County.  And while installing solar panels may not take the land out of farm production technically, she noted it makes it challenge to move […]