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

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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  1. 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!

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

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

  4. What about the Biggie—America’s National Debt? No end in sight on that one. At least this gal is paying her’s off. No so for US Government. Crazy!🤦🏼‍♀️

  5. 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.

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

  7. "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.

  8. 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'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.

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

  10. Why do you go to school to be a farmer

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

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

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

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

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

  16. You know one topic not talked about is why in the world a college education has to be so expensive. Were too busy focusing on the debt, but no one is examining the source of that debt.

  17. Every 1% increase in student loan debt, home purchasing (which is a backbone of the U.S. economy) decreases by 15%. The default loan rate is approaching 40% on a total debt of $1.52 trillion.

  18. I got to say ,
    More power to you .
    Find happiness.
    If law school and becoming a lawyer is not making you feel happy.
    And doing farming those.
    You made the right choice.
    If you haven't find your cowboy ,I wish you the best on that .

  19. How the heck did she buy all those goats and such? Has she looked into a mineral density test on her property? Is she single? She could be sitting on a goldmine of oil reserves and may have a potential asset that can be liquidated quickly and provide her with great financial freedom.

  20. 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

  21. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Booooooooooooo FUKIN Hooooooooooooooooooooo

  22. Meanwhile Trump dismantled the USDA's department on Rural Development.

  23. What is her story about? And college is not for everyone of course they have some jobs for without college degree but it takes time to make upper jobs, and start low income job like helper like that

  24. What a joke ! Pay up millennials

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. I guess she wasn't thinking about that debt when she was in school.

  28. Broken system really sad 200000 for school no thanks no wonder why I dropped out

  29. What do farmers need to go to college for?

    $210,000 in debt? PhD in gender studies?

  30. Assistant Prof no PhD, your debt. Not the tax payers. You made your bed….

  31. Greedy universities and if you don’t have the money to go to school than save until you do…your choice… sympathy from me…

  32. A lawyer who became a farmer…..just like grandpa 1928. He was pretty smart. Fed his whole family after October 1929, plus a lot of other people. But……I 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.

  33. Doesn’t she qualify for D-man’s ($300 billion dollar trade war bungle) farm bail out?

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  35. Trump Towers has RATS!!
    Poor buffoon keeps digging his own grave.

  36. Develop an app to sell directly to customers, cut out thieving middlemen! National Socialism supports workers and farmers, outlaws fake news, liars and Zionist tricksters and banksters thieves, slavery.

  37. No. These people are given loans at a vulnerable age without a full explanation of the impact of these loans. The reason loans have interest payments is to cover the risk that some loans will go in default. There are two parties involved in loans, the person loaning out the money and the person borrowing the money. The problem with student loans in the U.S. is they can never be gotten rid of even in bankruptcy. This has totally the destroyed risk/reward factor involving loans. All the risk gets dumped on vulnerable young people and all the reward goes to those who make the loans. This system rewards the lenders who make bad loans to people who will never be able to pay back the loans. Risk needs to be brought back into the system to stop bad lending practices.

  38. this is why trump will lose. he offers zero no plans for student loans. millions of voters will turn out to vote for Warren or Bernie to erase student loans (that is at least 4 extra state wins secured for democrat)

  39. good thing i NEVER took a loan LOL

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