Congress ought to bring back the Transition Incentive Program. The program gave landowners an additional two years of payment if they rented or sold land coming out the Conservation Reserve Program to beginning farmers.
TIP helped Richie and Michael Heinrich, Medina, N.D. Richie is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University and Michael is a senior at NDSU. Both are back home farming with their father and starting their own operations.
“We were lucky to have landowners in our community who wanted to rent to local beginning farmers,” Richie says. TIP sealed the deal for them.
Learn more about beginning farmer strategies in the April issue of Dakota Farmer .