WHY FUND A START-UP FARM? Some of our members wanted to know why we are interested in funding a start-up farm.
The above New York Times article addresses some of the formidable obstacles that young farmers face today whether in New York or California. Part of Pastoral Plate’s stated mission is to take responsibility for “our food”. In order to realize this part of our mission, we squarely address the issue of access to inexpensive capital for the farmer/rancher. When we say inexpensive capital, we mean reasonable interest rates; innovative ways to repay the loan; and terms that attempt not to burden the farmer with stringent requirements. However, we also know that these are loans not gifts, and the investors want to eventually receive the return of their capital plus moderate interest.
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