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A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm - The Washington Post

'A survey conducted by the National Young Farmers Coalition, an advocacy group, with Merrigan’s help shows that the majority of young farmers did not grow up in agricultural families. '

'Sixty-nine percent of the surveyed young farmers had college degrees — significantly higher than the general population. '

'Young farmers are frequently dependent on government programs, including child-care subsidies and public health insurance, to cover basic needs. '

'While Owl’s Nest produces too little to supply such a large buyer on its own, the service planned to buy produce from multiple small, local farmers. '

'And student loan debt — which 46 percent of young farmers consider a “challenge,” according to the National Young Farmers Coalition — can strain already tight finances and disqualify them from receiving other forms of credit. '

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