NEWS
Locked Out?
Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:35 PM CDT

Randy Dreher has one simple question that a lot of young people in agriculture wonder about: “How can you farm without land?” It’s a simple question with no easy answers.

Escalating land prices and lack of available farmland add tremendous 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,” says 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.”

tough competition. Beginning farmer anxiety isn’t just limited to ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
Betting on Shorter Beans
Do a Yield Checkup
Interpretive Rule Seen as Invalid
Rediscovering Grain Sorghum
Weathering the Drought
Farmland: Trophy or Investment?
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Who Burned the Beans?
Rates Too Low Too Long
Under The Covers