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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. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and engaging news stories. NBC News Digital features NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, TODAY.com, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Dateline, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We deliver the best in breaking news, live video coverage, original journalism and segments from your favorite NBC News Shows. Connect with NBC News Online! NBC News App: https://smart.link/5d0cd9df61b80 Breaking News Alerts: https://link.nbcnews.com/join/5cj/breaking-news-signup?cid=sm_npd_nn_yt_bn-clip_190621 Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC How Student Debt Is Crippling Young Farmers And The Future Of Agriculture | NBC News Related PostsAgriculture Future of America | Building Bridges for Young Leaders in AgricultureNavuso Agriculture Grooming Fiji’s Future FarmersThe Future Of Farming Is Utilizing Data In An Open Source Network Of Farmers | NetNet | CNBCAgriculture 4.0: How digital farming is revolutionizing the future of foodEcological Agriculture is the future!Climate-Smart Agriculture Helps Farmers Adapt in Xiaodong, China

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18 Comments

  • Anthony Robinson 6 months ago

    She's gonna wait until that old farmer couple dies and hopes they'll pass the farm on to her, then she'll sell the farm to pay off her debts. Even I can see that.

  • med ray 6 months ago

    There are too many broke hos with huge student debts out there.
    I left my ex because she is also broke. I went to a cheap trade school instead and I make 160k in 2018.

  • Big brown 6 months ago

    Laws are coming in the future to take any and evetything these kids have work for to pay off student loans from the past. Inslaving america. Its all ben planed by the govt

  • Bill Randall 6 months ago

    wtf would you have college debt, just to be a farmer? 12k, one year, I can see, as you travel around and find some farmer to work for (and learn frome) and another 12 k second year loan, maybe, as you get the money needed for a down payment some old used machinery, livestock and fencing, but you can sharecrop or rent land, guys. And if you had a brain, those 2 years of college would have made you a registered nurse. Move to where there's lots of demand for nurses, travel and work overtime and you can pull down 100k a year, clearing ;70k a year. Live in a minivan for 2 years, and have 100k in in the bank. THEN you can pay your own way for training that can make you REAL money, like computer coding. You dont have to settle for clearing 20k a year on a farm.

  • Tina Moreland 6 months ago

    You went to school to be a lawyer. Work as a lawyer and farm as a hobby until you pay off your law degree loans!

  • Mark Dunbar 6 months ago

    Thats why my stupid self never went to college.I dont owe sh$@

  • demondojr 6 months ago

    It's only fake money when it's someone else's.

  • kissmyash X 6 months ago

    You don't need a collage education in order to make a living. Where is that written? So how is a collage education "crippling" farmers? More leftist b.s. This is how Hitler came to power.
    1) take away firearms. ( This leaves citizen's defenseless)
    2) Fill their heads with propaganda. CNN
    3) They are all liars.

  • XFLEUR 6 months ago

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

  • Michael Feathergill 6 months ago

    "if i had more money i would invest it in the farm. i would put in a rotational grazing system for the cows" i aint no farmer. maybe there is alot more to it. but isnt that just moving the cows from one place to another? how much could the system cost? from the video it looks like all you have to do is call the cow to come over here.

  • K.A. GORDON 6 months ago

    6:23 Yeah I always buy my fresh meat in parking lots too!!!! It's cheaper than a hotel room and the cops don't bother you. I live next to a feed lot in AZ….anyone who still eats that crap deserves the health issues they claim they didn't know about..it's 2019. That includes organic meat and gluten-free meat. Cows are feed some wheat with their forage when free-grazing. OMG EVERYONE PANIC. 99.5% of people have no idea what gluten is but claim they can't eat it for some hilarous reason. This of course does not pertain to sufferers of celiac disease.

  • Eldest Gruff 6 months ago

    Since when does farming require a degree which would then require a student loan?

  • foam dinner 6 months ago

    Why do you go to school to be a farmer

  • Verminlord Soulberry88 6 months ago

    Wrong. This news is FAKE!
    I think i don't actually watch the news anymore.

  • Ram 4570 6 months ago

    NBC trying to brain wash people for free college. No free college.

  • Ram 4570 6 months ago

    Please pay you loans it your responsibly and its not anyone else.

  • Ram 4570 6 months ago

    Why is this so stupid. Maybe she can sue some farm animals for extra money for her student loans.

  • Janice 6 months ago

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