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Save the Date! – Now Accepting Proposals for Conference Workshops!

Harvesting Opportunities in New York November 4th, 2015, Albany American Farmland Trust is excited to announce that the next Harvesting Opportunities in New York Conference will be held November 4th in Albany!  This conference is for people who care about New York agriculture and want to work together to grow local food economies, protect farmland […]

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State Farmland Conservation Funds Help Family Farms Transition to a New Generation

American Farmland Trust Testifies at NYS Joint Legislative Hearing on Environmental Conservation in the 2015-2016 Executive Budget Proposal. American Farmland Trust Testimony (pdf)      

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Governor Cuomo Proposes Important Step to Making New York a National Leader

Last week, Governor Cuomo released his proposed 2015-16 State Budget.  The Governor’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda is big – literally – more than 550 pages and proposes in excess of $141 billion in state spending. In it, is big news for the state’s farm and food economy and every New Yorker that cares about their food […]

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State Farmland Protection Funding Helps Next Generation of Farmers

Laura Ten Eyck, Senior Manager of New York Projects and Outreach for American Farmland Trust, testified about the important role state farmland protection funding plays in the transfer of land to the next generation of farmers in New York. The testimony was presented to the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture last Friday […]

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State Ag Commissioner Keynote Speaker at Hudson Valley Farm to Institution Summit

New York State Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard Ball encouraged institutions in the Hudson Valley to “take advantage of the abundant agricultural products grown and produced in New York in providing meals to their customers,” at the Hudson Valley Farm to Institution Summit held at SUNY New Paltz on October 16. “This Summit helps connect […]

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