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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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Training Professionals To Aid Transition to Next Generation in the Northeast

Farmland Advisors, a training program on farm transfer and farmland access options led by American Farmland Trust and Land For Good, convened 70 agricultural professionals from across New England and New York in Albany on November 18th and 19th. “Getting ‘face time’ amongst colleagues and future collaborators is really what this work is all about—and the conference […]

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Farmland Advisors Springs into Action

American Farmland Trust and Land for Good’s Farmland Advisors program is educating agriculture service providers to help the next generation of farmers access land and farm families facilitate the transfer farms to the next generation. The program started in February with its first webinar for the program’s 80 participants, from New York and New England.  The […]

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American Farmland Trust Testifies about Transition of New York Farms to a New Generation

Last week American Farmland Trust’s New York State Director David Haight testified before the state’s Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture about the land access challenges facing the next generation of farmers and what American Farmland Trust is doing to help. “We are working hard to help senior farmers transfer their farms to the next generation […]

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