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Forgive and Forget?

By Melanie Grangaard | September 13, 2016
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Forgive and forget

Despite the many sustainable advances emerging in agriculture, young people entering the profession face difficult obstacles: student loan debt and obtaining credit included. There is currently a bill before Congress that would make young farmers eligible for a student loan-forgiveness program—categorizing them as “public service workers” if they meet specific criteria. Several states—including Colorado—are leading the way with other incentives such as tax-exempt bond programs and low-interest loans for equipment, land and livestock. Says Eric Hansen, policy analyst for the National Young Farmers Coalition, “The federal proposal’s aim is to expand on these state programs, for a more complementary and comprehensive approach.” To learn more, visit YoungFarmers.org.


Did you know?

It takes a combine nine seconds to harvest enough wheat to make 70 loaves of bread. Source: Colorado Department of Agriculture

Article from Edible Aspen at http://edibleaspen.ediblecommunities.com/food-thought/forgive-and-forget
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