LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS
The Landless Generation - 1
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:33 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Escalating land prices and lack of available farmland add more challenges to an already difficult occupation for young farmers.

"This is the kind of stuff I think about all night, as I can't sleep," said Randy Dreher, 31, of Audubon, Iowa. "It's crossing my mind every day. I love farming. That's what I want to do, but I don't have any land. How can you farm without land?"

Beginning farmer anxiety isn't just limited to land purchases. Increasingly, youngsters are disadvantaged when it comes to bidding against established operators for cash rent, too. Josh Turner, 30, of ...

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