Land Availability a Top Concern for Farmers

By: Tim Saunders
By: Tim Saunders

Young Virginians want to farm, they just don't have anywhere to do it. According to a survey conducted by the American Farm Bureau, young farmers and ranchers say they're worried about the lack of land available for their chosen career. 26 percent say it's the biggest challenge facing the profession, while profitability was second at 23 percent. Young farmers say they're also worried about increasing government regulations. Other concerns include urbanization and labor availability.


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