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Congressman Maloney Applauds Hudson Valley Farmlink Network – A New Partnership to Help Next Generation of Farmers Access Farmland

Warwick, New York, October 9, 2014 — With roughly 30 percent of Hudson Valley farmland managed by farmers over age 65, a significant amount of farmland must be transferred to the next generation of farmers or lost forever to real estate development. The newly launched Hudson Valley Farmlink Network will offer resources for senior farmers, […]

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September Workshops Help the Next Generation of Hudson Valley Farmers

This September, American Farmland Trust (AFT) and other partners in the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) are coordinating three workshops to facilitate farm transfers and improve land access for the next generation of Hudson Valley farmers. In two of the workshops, one in Dutchess County, and one in Westchester County, farmers and owners of agricultural […]

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Bill Would Help New York’s Next Generation of Famers Find Affordable Farmland

The New York State Senate passed legislation earlier this summer — supported by American Farmland Trust — to improve access to farmland for beginning farmers. The state Assembly passed the bill in February, and the next step is for the Assembly to send the bill to Governor Cuomo for his signature. American Farmland Trust conducted […]

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New York City Watershed Delegation Visits Long Island to Discuss Protecting Water and Strengthening Agriculture

American Farmland Trust brought a delegation from New York City’s watershed to Suffolk County on Long Island this week. For over a century, New York City’s drinking water has come from reservoirs in the Catskill region. In the early 1990s, a voluntary program was established in the watershed to help farmers protect water quality, allowing […]

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Farm Leasing Workshop in Saratoga County, New York–June 26

A farm leasing workshop  for farmers and landowners, co-hosted by American Farmland Trust, will be held on June 26. According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, farmers rent nearly two million acres of farmland in New York.  Real estate development in places like the Hudson Valley is making farmland available for rent more scarce. “With […]

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