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Development of Greater Hudson Valley Farmlink Network Underway

To help a new generation of farmers access farmland, American Farmland Trust and local partners are investigating the establishment of a Greater Hudson Valley Farmlink Network. “Thirty percent of Hudson Valley farmers are over 65,” said Diane Held, American Farmland Trust’s Senior New York Field Manager. “When these farmers retire a lot of Hudson Valley farmland is going to change hands. We want to get young farmers onto this land before it’s lost to development.” The project, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, builds on important efforts by New York FarmLink,Columbia Land ConservancyCatskill FarmLink and Westchester Land Trust.

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