USDA Program Helps Connect Retiring Landowners with New Farmers
July 6, 2015
Access to farmland remains one of the most difficult challenges that new farmers face when looking to start farming. Fortunately, since 2008, there has been a federal incentive program that encourages retiring landowners to sell or lease long term to new and underserved farmers.
The Transition Incentives Program (TIP) is an option for farmers and landowners enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) who both have land expiring from CRP and who intend to retire from farming that particular land. For more information on how TIP works and who is eligible to participate, check out the full article on TIP from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.
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