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Brand New Online Videos and Infographics on Saving Farmland Now Available!

Ever hear the saying–“Our kids don’t know where their food comes from, they think it comes from the grocery store?”  Today, though more people shop at farmers markets, they still don’t know where their food comes from – local farmland.  And, we are losing farmland fast!  In New York we have lost 4,500 farms, since […]

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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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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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Owasco Lake Conservation Blueprint

The Owasco Lake Agricultural Conservation Blueprint, which we developed in partnership with the city of Auburn and neighboring communities, is now available online. Owasco Lake, located in Central New York, is a small Finger Lake with a large watershed—nearly 205 square miles in size—that provides the drinking water for the city of Auburn. The actions […]

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Transitioning Farms to the Next Generation in New York

Thirty percent of farmers in New York state are over the age of 65. They manage nearly two million acres of farmland and forest—nearly one-third of all the farmland in the state. More than 100 people, representing 50 organizations, attended our forums in the Hudson Valley and Western New York recently to discuss the issue […]

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