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New York City Watershed Delegation Visits Long Island to Discuss Protecting Water and Strengthening Agriculture

American Farmland Trust brought a delegation from New York City’s watershed to Suffolk County on Long Island this week. For over a century, New York City’s drinking water has come from reservoirs in the Catskill region. In the early 1990s, a voluntary program was established in the watershed to help farmers protect water quality, allowing […]

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It’s Time to Start Protecting Farms Again in New York State

For Gary and Karen Gulliver, of Gulliver Farms, it is all about the land. Their family has been farming in Cayuga County in New York’s Finger Lakes Region, since the 1950s. Thanks to funding from the state’s Farmland Protection Program, which enabled local partners to purchase a conservation easement on over 1,000 acres of the […]

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Tell New York State to Buy Local

Thanks to your support, the Food Metrics Act S. 4061/A. 5102 unanimously passed the New York State Assembly on June 20th. The Food Metrics Act would require New York State agencies to provide greater transparency about state food purchasing by reporting agency food purchasing practices and encourage state institutions to buy more food produced in […]

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Farm Aid Coming to Saratoga Springs

Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Dave Matthews are known for headlining Farm Aid, a concert to raise money to help family farmers. This year, Farm Aid is coming to our New York State Office’s hometown–Saratoga Springs. “This region has strong agricultural roots and offers fertile ground for new farmers and sustainable agriculture,” said […]

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True Grit: Diane Held Featured in Edible Buffalo’s “Women in Agriculture” Issue

The spring issue of Edible Buffalo  spotlighting “Women in Agriculture” includes a profile of American Farmland Trust’s Senior New York Field Manager Diane Held, who manages projects to improve access to farmland for the state’s next generation of farmers. After graduating from Cornell with a degree in agriculture and receiving a master’s in environmental  studies […]

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