NY’s Growing Number of Young Farmers Have Trouble Finding Land

Farming in New York State is on the upswing, as evidenced by growth in maple syrup sales, yogurt production, and the fact that New York has “more winter farmer’s markets than any other state” as confirmed by Cornell Cooperative Extension. Despite these advances, affordable farmland is becoming increasingly harder to procure for young farmers. State officials and politicians realize the potential for economic development through new farms and are therefore looking for solutions to subsidize farmland.

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