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Category Archives: Farmland Protection

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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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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Hudson Valley Workshop Series Helps Keep Farmers on the Land

The Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN), is hosting a series of workshops focusing on farmland leasing, farm transfer and estate planning. Recent workshops have been held in Washington, Ulster and Orange counties. “In these workshops farmers and landowners are getting to hear from their peers as well as  professionals in farmland leasing and farm transfer,” […]

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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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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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