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Crafting a Healthy Food Economy to Reduce Obesity

David Haight, New York State Director for American Farmland Trust (AFT), joined Tanya Fields of BLK Projek to present Healthy Food System, Healthy People, Healthy Economies at the Healthy Community Development Conference in Rochester last month. The conference was hosted by Designing a Strong and Healthy New York (DASH NY), a coalition coordinated by the New York Academy of […]

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American Farmland Trust Receives Grant To Expand Local Markets For Farmers Through Farm To Institution New York State Partnership

The Local Economies Project  of the New World Foundation has awarded American Farmland Trust (AFT) a grant of $200,000 to enable the Farm to Institution New York State (FINYS) partnership to create new economic opportunities for New York’s farmers while improving the health of New Yorkers by increasing the amount of locally grown food served in institutions. “The […]

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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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Save the Date!

Harvesting Opportunities in New York, November 20, Albany The second annual Harvesting Opportunities in New York: Growing Local Food Economies and Protecting Farmland conference will be held on November 20 in Albany. The business of growing and selling food is a major contributor to New York’s economy. Farms annually sell billions of dollars in products […]

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Partnership Protects 7 Hudson Valley Farms

Seven working farms in the Hudson Valley are now protected from development thanks to combined support from the federal Farm and Ranchlands Protection Program, Scenic Hudson, Dutchess County, the Town of Red Hook, the Columbia Land Conservancy and the Dutchess Land Conservancy. 1,265 acres of farmland have been protected with conservation easements at a cost […]

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