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Congressman Maloney Applauds Hudson Valley Farmlink Network – A New Partnership to Help Next Generation of Farmers Access Farmland

Warwick, New York, October 9, 2014 — With roughly 30 percent of Hudson Valley farmland managed by farmers over age 65, a significant amount of farmland must be transferred to the next generation of farmers or lost forever to real estate development. The newly launched Hudson Valley Farmlink Network will offer resources for senior farmers, […]

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September Workshops Help the Next Generation of Hudson Valley Farmers

This September, American Farmland Trust (AFT) and other partners in the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) are coordinating three workshops to facilitate farm transfers and improve land access for the next generation of Hudson Valley farmers. In two of the workshops, one in Dutchess County, and one in Westchester County, farmers and owners of agricultural […]

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Preliminary Data Suggests Next Generation of Farmers Struggling to Get on the Land

Newly released data from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirms that due to a combination of economic factors, competition for land and changing farmer demographics, the next generation of farmers’ struggle to gain access to farmland is a problem that’s not going away. The USDA’s 2012 Census of Agriculture’s Preliminary Results released last month shows […]

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Farm Transfer and Estate Planning Workshop, April 8

A workshop for farm families on estate planning and transferring  farm businesses to the next generation will be hosted by American Farmland Trust, the Agricultural Stewardship Association and New York FarmNet/FarmLink on April 8 in Washington County, New York. The workshop will cover nuts and bolts considerations for farm and estate planning, communication tools for working through […]

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Governor Cuomo Nominates Richard Ball as Commissioner of Agriculture

Richard Ball, Schoharie County farmer and longtime friend of American Farmland Trust, has been nominated by Governor Cuomo for the position of Commissioner of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. Ball and his family own and operate Schoharie Valley Farms, which grows vegetables, small fruits and greenhouse plants on 200 acres of […]

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