Congress is considering legislation that looks to help open the door for the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Adam Warthesen, with the Land Stewardship Project, calls it an investment that will pay dividends in the long run, as those working the prairies, fields and farms continue to grow older.

"What is our country doing to invest in that next generation? Well, this is part of it. The Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act is a good, smart, cost-effective investment that we can make to get new farmers started, but also to strengthen our rural communities," says Warthesen.

Warthesen says it includes support for training programs, lending and savings provisions, and conservation incentives.

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