The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is conducting the 2014 Organic Survey, a survey of all known organic producers that are certified, exempt from certification, or... Read more ›
Accessing secure, viable and affordable farmland is one of the top challenges farmers face in starting a career in agriculture. Land is essential to a farm business. It provides the soil, water and... Read more ›
Hi there! Dan Berube here. I am a second year incubator farmer with the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, a beginning farmer training program in my hometown of Dracut, MA. When I decided to... Read more ›
Beginning farmers who support natural resources on their working lands have an important opportunity to be rewarded for their conservation efforts. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)... Read more ›
The apprentice program at Caretaker Farm started in the 70’s under the direction of previous farmers who were part of the back-to-the-land movement, where individuals from all over the world... Read more ›
I can now let out the results from the 2012 Census of Agriculture Preliminary Report and what it shows about beginning farmers in Massachusetts. To be honest, the results are a mixture of good news... Read more ›
How many beginning farmers are there?
This is probably the single most common question I get. Well, at 12:00 PM EST on February 20, 2014, I finally get to tell you because the USDA National... Read more ›