Author Archives: Maggie Donin

What does the 2012 Census of Agriculture have to do with me?

It’s no secret that farming can be an isolating and difficult vocation at certain times. A farmer’s typical daily duties might include keeping up with the weeds, caring for sick animals, moving chickens, fulfilling wholesale orders, rushing to the farmers’ … Continue reading

Posted in Facts & Figures, Farm labor and human resources, Financial Mgmt, Land access, Marketing, Production information, Resources for Beginning Farmers, Scaling up, The USDA Farm Bill

Farm Incubation: A growing form of land access across the country

One of the most pressing issues facing young farmers today is not only land access but all the other investments that go along with getting a farm “off the ground.”  Farmers need tractors and implements, space for propagating their plants … Continue reading

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