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AFT Budget Testimony Calls for Increased Funding for Farmland Conservation

American Farmland Trust presented testimony at a Joint Legislative Hearing on New York’s 2014-2105 Executive Budget Proposal held on January 29th in Albany, urging the State Legislature to increase funding for the Farmland Protection Program and the Environmental Protection Fund, beyond the modest increases proposed by Governor Cuomo in his Executive Budget, released January 21.  The Environmental Protection […]

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Governor Cuomo Signs State Budget

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the 2013-14 State Budget yesterday at the University at Buffalo. The budget passed both houses of the New York State Legislature on March 29.  The budget provides $13 million, an increase of $1 million, for the state’s Farmland Protection Program, which funds the purchase of agricultural conservation easements on farmland and […]

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No Farms No Food Rally: The Time is Right to Advocate for Farmland Protection

The No Farms No Food Rally took place during heated budget negotiations between Governor Cuomo and the Legislature. Sixteen lobby teams met with over seventy state legislators. “We were joined by young farmers, mature farmers, land trusts and conservation organizations, hunger relief and public health advocates and local food groups to tell our elected officials […]

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Rally Time!

Join the growing movement! It’s not too late to register for the No Farms No Food® Rally at the state capitol on February 15. Farmers, local foods enthusiasts, land trusts, farm-to-school advocates, hunger relief volunteers and others from across the state will converge to meet with legislators about the high priority that New Yorkers place […]

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Chipping Away at the Farmland Protection Backlog

Governor Cuomo has held the line at $12 million in funding for New York’s Farmland Protection Program in his Executive Budget Proposal for fiscal year 2012-2013. This is the same amount he proposed last year, which was supported by the legislature. Although a far cry from the $30 million the program received in 2008, it […]

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