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State Farmland Protection Funding Helps Next Generation of Farmers

Laura Ten Eyck, Senior Manager of New York Projects and Outreach for American Farmland Trust, testified about the important role state farmland protection funding plays in the transfer of land to the next generation of farmers in New York. The testimony was presented to the New York State Assembly Standing Committee on Agriculture last Friday […]

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Farmers, Local Government and Land Trusts Lobby New York Legislature

American Farmland Trust and a team of farmers and representatives from local government and land trusts met with legislators last week to advocate for funding for the state Farmland Protection Program beyond the $1 million increase proposed by Governor Cuomo in his executive budget. The Farmland Protection Program is part of the Environmental Protection Fund […]

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Farmland Lobby Day – March 11, 2014

Thanks to farmers, local government officials and land trusts that met with legislators and executive staff on Tuesday to advocate for increased funding for the purchase of permanent conservation easements on farmland from the state Farmland Protection Program.

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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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New York Sees Start to Recovery in Funds to Protect Farmland

Like the state’s overall economic recovery, this past fiscal year has shown brighter signs for efforts to protect farmland from development in New York.  In Fiscal Year 2011-2012 the state’s Department of Agriculture and Markets, working with farmers, communities and private land trusts, was able to close on 19 farmland protection projects, paying out more […]

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