Food in the Path of Development Talking Points

This analysis shows the proportion of food production and direct marketing activity generated by farms in the most urban counties. Proximity to people and markets provides opportunities for farmers but also increases the threat of non-farm development and costs of farming.

The Farmland Information Center also created a set of infographics, available as powerpoint slides, to be used with the talking points.

Downloadable Documents: 
Author: 
Jennifer Dempsey
Publisher: 
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
Page Numbers: 
1
Publication Date: 
December 16, 2014
Literature Category: 
Fact Sheets and Technical Memos