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In 1997, American Farmland Trust released a study that showed the geographic relationship between high quality farmland and land development pressure in the United States. To do this, we used the U.S...
This report presents the findings of a study of the mix and affordability of home ownership opportunities in two developing counties within the western border of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. It is...
Western New York's Erie County has a long-standing agricultural tradition. Blessed with fertile soils and a moderate lake climate, Erie County farms produce an abundance of products: milk, beef,...
In 1997, American Farmland Trust released a study that showed the geographic relationship between high quality farmland and land development pressure in the United States. To do this, we used the U.S...
This CAE working paper summarizes four case studies looking at farmland protection in two counties in southern Wisconsin and two counties in northern Illinois. The rules, practices and attitudes...
Staying profitable when competing against a flood of products produced from four corners of the globe is one of the greatest challenges for farmers and ranchers. To address this challenge,...
This white paper delves into the challenge of managing emissions of commercial and manure fertilizer into our waters. Even when farmers apply fertilizer at recommended agronomic rates, only 30-50...
Every five years, Congress passes a bundle of legislation, commonly called the "Farm Bill" that sets national agriculture, nutrition, conservation, and forestry policy. The last Farm Bill was passed...
American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation, and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group conducted a series of 10 webinars delving into policy issues addressed in their report,...
Federal Programs The U.S. Department of Agriculture offers a variety of conservation programs to assist private landowners with natural resource concerns. Originally, programs focused on reducing...
This workbook is an update of earlier editions published throughout the Southeast between 2006 and 2013 for the families that own (and produce or receive income from) farm, forest and horticultural...
To examine the impact of the federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), American Farmland Trust (AFT) initiated a study based on interviews with participating landowners. AFT...
American Farmland Trust (AFT), the nation’s premier agricultural land conservation organization, and The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), the official organization representing the interests of the...
The Senate version of the 2012 Farm Bill legislation.  
Farm owners typically have the opposite asset balance. They have invested all of their earnings into increasing and improving farm real estate, often even including “investing” their retirement funds...

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