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The Women's Agricultural Network

Resources : Facts & Figures

Beginning Farmers and Ranchers

This USDA-Economic Research Service report draws on data from annual surveys and the Census of Agriculture to provide policymakers with a better understanding of beginning farmers and ranchers, including how they contribute to U.S. agricultural production. Published in May 2009, based on 2007 data. 32 pages. Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Report

Are Northeast Small Farmers in A Financing Fix? Research Results on Financing Gaps and Program Opportunities"

This report details the Carrot Project's study of finance and credit needs of small farms, limited resource farms and ecologically oriented farms. Published in 2008. 52 Pages. "Finance Gaps and Opportunities

Where's the Local Beef Report

Across the country, demand is increasing for meat from cattle, sheep and other animals raised on the pastures of local and regional farms and ranches. But satisfying this burgeoning demand is no easy task. This report documents changes in the slaughter and processing industry across the country, identifies the reasons for the disappearance of the small plants, presents examples of next generation processors and suggests policy changes necessary for rebuilding this sector of the meat industry. Published in 2009. 68 pages. Where's the Local Beef Report

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