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Workshop Series Helps Farmers Access Farmland and Pass on the Family Farm

The Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN), is a partnership of organizations, coordinated by American Farmland Trust, dedicated to facilitating farm transfers and making farmland accessible to the next generation of farmers in the Hudson Valley. This spring, HVFN launched a series of workshops. On April 8, 45 participants attended a Farm Transfer and Estate Planning workshop in […]

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New York State Budget Approved: Increase of $1 Million for Farmland Protection to Buffer Fort Drum

New York’s $138 billion budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, passed March 31, includes $14 million for the Farmland Protection Program, a $1 million increase. The $1 million increase will enable the state to leverage funds from the Army Compatible Use Buffer Program to purchase conservation easements on farms in the Greater Watertown-Tug Hill Region, enhancing the buffer […]

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Crafting a Healthy Food Economy to Reduce Obesity

David Haight, New York State Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT), joined Tanya Fields of BLK Projek to present Healthy Food System, Healthy People, Healthy Economies at the Healthy Community Development Conference in Rochester last month. The conference was hosted by Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH NY), a coalition coordinated by the New York Academy of […]

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American Farmland Trust, Beekman 1802, and Culinary Institute of America Host Film Screening for Students

NO FARMS NO FOOD: THE FIRST SEASON Farmers and chefs have a lot in common. Farmers grow food. Chefs prepare food. They are vital links in our food chain. American Farmland Trust, the Fabulous Beekman Boys and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) are screening The First Season,  a powerful documentary film about dairy farming, […]

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Farmers, Local Government and Land Trusts Lobby New York Legislature

American Farmland Trust and a team of farmers and representatives from local government and land trusts met with legislators last week to advocate for funding for the state Farmland Protection Program beyond the $1 million increase proposed by Governor Cuomo in his executive budget. The Farmland Protection Program is part of the Environmental Protection Fund […]

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