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Author Archives: New York Staff

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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New York Council Visits Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

American Farmland Trust’s New York Council traveled to New York City this month to visit the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House with GrowNYC.  “Our visit was extremely educational,” said New York Council member Peter Ten Eyck. “We learned about the challenges foodservice workers are facing as they try to get fresh healthy produce out of the farm […]

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American Farmland Trust, Farmers, Conservation Groups, and Communities Applaud New York’s Restart Of Farmland Protection Program

Last Wednesday Governor Cuomo announced the availability of $20.5 million to protect working farms for future generations. “Protecting and maintaining farmland is vital to supporting the continued growth of New York’s robust agricultural industries,” said Governor Cuomo. Along with this announcement, the state issued a request for proposals for farmland protection funding for the first […]

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