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May 29, 2014, 14:38 ET American Farmland Trust: Connecticut Working Lands Alliance Announces Winners Of Student Essay Contest

 The Connecticut Working Lands Alliance, a project of American Farmland Trust, today announced the seven winners of the first-ever...


May 29, 2014, 11:08 ET American Farmland Trust, Farm and Conservation Groups, Communities Applaud New York's Restart Of Farmland Protection Program

 American Farmland Trust and representatives of agriculture, conservation and communities throughout New York today applauded the announcement...


May 27, 2014, 15:02 ET American Farmland Trust Encourages Participation In Innovative USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program

 American Farmland Trust, which is devoted to farm and ranch land protection, today endorsed the launch of the USDA Regional Conservation...


May 02, 2014, 14:01 ET American Farmland Trust: 2012 Census of Agriculture Shows Steady Decline Continues In Land Devoted To Farming, But That's Not The Whole Story

 The 2012 Census of Agriculture released today shows a nationwide drop in land devoted to agricultural production from 922 million acres in...


May 01, 2014, 21:16 ET American Farmland Trust Honors Two Berks County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Charter Members With Local Hero Awards In Pennsylvania

 American Farmland Trust and the Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation Association today announced Dr. Robert C. Ziegenfus and Victoria Kintzer,...


Apr 28, 2014, 14:01 ET American Farmland Trust, Hudson Valley Farmlink Network Hosting Workshops In Orange and Ulster Counties On Farm Leasing For Farmers And Landowners In New York

 American Farmland Trust (AFT) and the Hudson Valley Farmlink Network (HVFN) are hosting two workshops on farm leasing for farmers and...


Apr 25, 2014, 10:16 ET American Farmland Trust Report Highlights New Funding Opportunities to Help Long Island Farmers Protect Clean Water

  American Farmland Trust today released a new report to help Long Island communities and farmers pursue new conservation funding options made...


Apr 01, 2014, 11:11 ET Women Owning Or Managing Farm Operations Are Invited To The April 22 Women Caring For The Land Conservation Discussion And Field Tour In Arcola, Illinois

 American Farmland Trust, Women, Food and Agriculture Network, The Nature Conservation and the Coles and Douglas County Soil and Water...


Mar 31, 2014, 14:00 ET American Farmland Trust, The Culinary Institute of America, Fabulous Beekman Boys Hold Special Event To Raise Awareness In Culinary Students About Issues Facing Farmers

The Fabulous Beekman Boys Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell of Beekman 1802 Monday joined American Farmland Trust and The Culinary Institute of...


Mar 27, 2014, 17:53 ET Report By American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation And The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Furthers Efforts To Build A Sustainable Regional Food System In 6 New England States

American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group released a report today geared toward...


Feb 18, 2014, 09:12 ET American Farmland Trust Hosts Webinars On How Cover Crops Can Improve Soil Health, Crop Yields, Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Farming

 American Farmland Trust and the American Society of Agronomy are hosting a four-part webinar series in March to educate agricultural...


Feb 18, 2014, 09:04 ET American Farmland Trust Receives $200,000 Grant To Expand Local Markets For Farmers Through The Farm To Institution New York State Partnership

American Farmland Trust (AFT) today announced it has received a $200,000 grant from the Local Economies Project of the New World Foundation to...


Feb 12, 2014, 09:26 ET American Farmland Trust: Maryland Bucks National Trend, Proposes To Cut Farmland Protection Funding In Half

  American Farmland Trust (AFT) expressed its disappointment today in a proposal by Governor Martin O'Malley to cut funding for farmland...


Feb 04, 2014, 16:08 ET American Farmland Trust: Final Passage Of The New Farm Bill Makes Biggest Reform In Agricultural Policy In Years

The American Farmland Trust today praised final Congressional adoption of the new Farm Bill which makes the biggest reform in agricultural policy...


Jan 28, 2014, 11:33 ET American Farmland Trust Calls On Congress To Pass The New Farm Bill

 The American Farmland Trust, the nation's largest organization devoted to farmland protection, calls on Congress to pass the new Farm...


Jan 28, 2014, 10:58 ET American Farmland Trust: Feb. 5 Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit Will Bring Together Farmers, Public Officials, Land Trusts And Others Interested In Protecting Farmland

 The American Farmland Trust, Ohio Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension and other sponsors invite farmers, public officials, landowners,...


Jan 27, 2014, 10:52 ET American Farmland Trust Adds Staff To Expand Next Generation Farmers, Farm To Institution Programs In New York State

American Farmland Trust (AFT) today announced the addition of two new staff to expand its capacity in New York State to help transition farms to...


Jan 21, 2014, 10:15 ET American Farmland Trust Survey Shows State Funding For Agricultural Land Protection Remains 39% Below 2008 Levels Despite An Increase Of 19% From 2011 To 2012

The annual American Farmland Trust survey of state farm and ranch land protection programs shows a 19 percent increase in funding from 2011 to...


Jan 17, 2014, 11:30 ET American Farmland Trust Applauds Congressional Action On The Omnibus Appropriations Bill Renewing Federal Funding For Farm Conservation And Protection Programs

 American Farmland Trust today applauded Congressional action on the fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations bill which increases funding for...


Jan 09, 2014, 09:53 ET American Farmland Trust Invites Illinois Farmers To Attend Conservation Cropping Seminars

 American Farmland Trust today invited Illinois farmers to attend one of three upcoming Conservation Cropping Seminars sponsored by the...


Dec 19, 2013, 13:00 ET American Farmland Trust Profiles In Stewardship, How California Farmers And Ranchers Are Producing A Better Environment

 American Farmland Trust today released forty-five Profiles In Stewardship showing how farmers and ranchers in 25 California counties have...


Dec 12, 2013, 17:11 ET American Farmland Trust Opposes New Conservation Fee On Farmers, Ranchers Who Try To Help The Environment

 Congress is about to impose a new conservation fee on farmers and ranchers who volunteer to help the environment as part of the Senate-House...


Dec 11, 2013, 08:00 ET Survey of Farmers and Ranchers Demonstrates That Congress Needs To Pass The Farm Bill

A recent survey of farmers and ranchers by American Farmland Trust and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows the need for Congress to pass the...


Nov 27, 2013, 10:45 ET American Farmland Trust: As You Give Thanks, Tell Congress To Protect Farmland

 Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of the American Farmland Trust, issued the following statement on the status of negotiations in Congress...


Nov 20, 2013, 11:14 ET American Farmland Trust: Time To Restart New York's Farmland Protection Program

 In a keynote address before more than 225 attendees at the Harvesting Opportunities Conference in Albany Wednesday, Andrew McElwaine,...