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Category Archives: Farmland Protection

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 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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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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