The New York Times “Room For Debate” opinion pages asks whether American farms can survive without illegal labor. Economists, activists and policy researchers all weigh in. And so does Benjamin Shute, co-owner of Hearty Roots Community Farm in the Hudson Valley and co-founder of the Young Farmers Coalition. “We need to set a national priority to encourage a new generation of young farmers, and we must adjust our system of agriculture to make farms into places where Americans want to work,” Shute writes in his op-ed. I found this particularly interesting coming on the heels of our Farmers Under 40 series. Click here to read on.