How Student Debt Is Crippling Young Farmers And The Future Of Agriculture | NBC News

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Young farmers like Lauren Manning struggle to prosper because they are buried in student loan debt, yet the average age of U.S. farmers approaches 60 and they have no one to pass the torch to.


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*“Stop borrowing money to finance ALL your dreams, or else they’ll become nightmares!” ~ Dave Ramsey.*

Author — XFLEUR

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The correct headline should read: “How the poor choices of entitled millennials are crippling taxpayers.”

Author — Janice

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Make debt. Pay back. What is the problem?

Author — KB B

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“I don’t know anything about farming or have a single farmer in my family”
G, I wonder why she isn’t making it. She could easily be making $100k a year if she used her law degree for a city or state AG job.

Author — Konqueror 1

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This woman was a very poor choice to pick as an example.

Author — johnlouisville

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Terrible example she was already deeply in debt and decided to acquire more debt on a farm she can't make money from while not using her degree to it's potential. Farmers already rely on government handouts to prop up their failing business models she's just gonna be apart of the next generation of welfare farmers.

Author — AcerbicOrder

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How car loans are crippling hard working people.
How house loans are crippling everyday home owners.
If you take out a loan you pay it back plain and simple.

Author — Prince Vince

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When you sign on the dotted line for that loan. You have promised to pay back that loan. If you don’t you are a liar and a thief. How can you ever be trusted to take out any other kind of loan.

Author — Mark Delgado

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This woman created her student load problems and now she wants taxpayers to pay??? 🤔 🤔 🤔

Author — Angelus Tenebris

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She used the system for loans to receive services and wants the loans forgiven? Sounds fair. “Not real money” is telling....

Author — Ruben Guerrero

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What a strange example to pick. She is in debt because she went to law school not ag school.
Also, if she continues to teach, her school debts will be forgiven, right? She also got her down payment subsidized, right?
She just doesn't like having to pay that $350 a month on her loan.
Basically she is trying to make a living being a hobby farmer. Her "farm" is really an acreage.
The size of an average farm where I live is 1400 acres. And the average cost at about $1300 an acre is almost $1, 900, 000 for a 1400 acre farm. (Edit was to add the cost of a 1400 acre farm. Don't even mention what they have to pay in property tax.)
How about addressing the problems of real farmers?

Author — LeesaDeAndrea

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Everyone can agree that if you and somebody agree on a term for a loan, you would want them to pay you back?

Author — Xiong ster

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Go to school to farm? How’s about 200k loan to buy land and start farming.

Author — THAT RANDOM CHANNEL

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I went to college with a summer job. What is the US doing to this generation of people?

Author — ijvo1951

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What she really should have done is follow through with the degree she got in debt for, get a good paying job, and get financially stable before even CONSIDERING something as financially draining as farming. What she did is the epitome of stupid. It's equivalent to getting two credit cards, maxing them out, then starting a "farm" and crying about debt as an indirect way to ask for a handout.

Author — Sweety Girl

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A lawyer who became a like grandpa 1928. He was pretty smart. Fed his whole family after October 1929, plus a lot of other people. don’t feel sorry for her college debt.
I would be willing to forgive the debt of a kid who “grew up” on a farm and wants to remain a farmer....not a lawyer.

Author — Inyalabudbud Punjabbidaliwad

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Great, she chose to go to law school and now wants to farm. That’s a perfectly okay decision, but she has to live with the choice to take a much lower paying job.

Author — Bigslick

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I'm glad I chose not to go to school but instead learned to do blue collar work by my mentor, now I run my own business and couldn't be happier

Author — Oregon Original

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If you are willing to take much longer to graduate, it's possible to get a degree without borrowing money.
My Wife and I got Nursing degrees and she earned a PhD without ever borrowing a cent. We worked our way through.
I did have the GI Bill to get started but I worked Hard for that.

Author — Make Racists Afraid Again

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What I find absolutely laughable, is that the same "Progressive" intellects now lamenting the "student debt crisis", come from the same tribe of thinkers who insisted that young people go deeply into debt as an "investment" in their future. College and university educations (with a short list of notable exceptions) have been turned into money machines for the academic establishment. What you will NEVER hear discussed in one of these "hard hitting reports on the crisis", is the idea of claw-backs from the institutions and individuals who helped shackle so many to this debt. If ever there was an injustice committed by an entire profession, this is it. Yet no one is willing to even dare point a finger in their direction.

Author — Boffin Grusky