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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.”

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