People are concerned to make sure there is adequate access to lending for farmers...
...and food and agricultural entrepreneurs (particularly for those just starting out).
This statement was based on a passage from "Opportunities for Learning, Leadership, and Impact":
Several topics were identified by interviewees as critical to helping shape a comprehensive vision for a sustainable regional food system [including]... Improve access to capital for new farmers and new entrepreneurs. (p.7)
Poverty and access to credit and capital also keeps new farmers from living their dream of owning and running their own farms. (p.47)
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