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 ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Neb. Court Slows Keystone
Sustainable Partners
Some Farmland Values Fall in Midwest
Farmland Values Up in St. Louis Dist.
Down But Not Out
Down but Not Out
Two Sisters, One Bold Move
Farmland Outlook
Finance Outlook
Give Your Pond New Life