farmland http://hppr.org en Lack of land thwarts aspiring young farmers http://hppr.org/post/lack-land-thwarts-aspiring-young-farmers <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/retirement-not-farm-farmers-working-later" target="_blank">average age of American farmers has been climbing for decades</a>, and many say rural towns are at-risk without new blood. There are enough people who want to farm, but there’s trouble connecting beginning farmers and the communities that need them.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 06:00:02 +0000 Grant Gerlock 28342 at http://hppr.org Lack of land thwarts aspiring young farmers Prairie plants help restore farmland soil http://hppr.org/post/prairie-plants-help-restore-farmland-soil <p></p><p>The world’s soil is in trouble, even in the fertile Midwest. Some experts warn that if degradation continues unchecked, topsoil could be&nbsp;<a href="http://world.time.com/2012/12/14/what-if-the-worlds-soil-runs-out/">gone in 60 years</a>. That has implications for agriculture and the broader environment.</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 04:22:19 +0000 Amy Mayer 19282 at http://hppr.org Prairie plants help restore farmland soil Want to invest in farmland? Join the crowd http://hppr.org/post/want-invest-farmland-join-crowd <p></p><p>The new company&nbsp;<a href="https://fquare.com/">Fquare</a> is bringing crowd-sourcing to the increasingly lucrative market of investing in farmland.</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 19067 at http://hppr.org Want to invest in farmland? Join the crowd