Over the last 50 years, the average farm size has doubled, while the number of farmers has plummeted.

Increasing land prices and the high levels of debt required to get into farming means that land ownership is simply out of reach for many young and new farmers. At the other end of the spectrum, only 8.4% of farmers have someone lined up to take over their farm when they retire.

Create a public land bank to purchase land from retiring farmers and rent it at cost to new farmers. Not only would this remove the biggest barrier to entry, it would also help protect family farms.