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At the request of the Methow Conservancy, American Farmland Trust (AFT) conducted a Cost of Community Services (COCS) study to find out the current net fiscal impact of existing land uses in Okanogan...
In 1991, with the support of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the American Farmland Trust (AFT) undertook an evaluation of its work in sustainable agriculture. For the most part, this evaluation focused...
Farmers working on highly erodible land (HEL) are subject to regulatory provisions called “conservation compliance plans.” 885 farmers with conservation compliance plans, randomly sampled, were...
This CAE working paper is the first in a series of four case studies which seek to better understand how and why farmland preservation works or fails. Coordinated case studies have been undertaken in...
This CAE working paper is the first in a series of four case studies which seek to better understand how and why farmland preservation works or fails. Coordinated case studies have been undertaken in...
Food is a sustaining and enduring necessity. Yet among the basic essentials for life — air, water, shelter, and food — only food has been absent over the years as a focus of serious professional...
Successful estate planning and farm transfer require effective communication and a team effort—including financial, farm management, tax and legal expertise. Because plans must be tailored to...
The 1985 Farm Bill provides for a Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) which offers owners or eligible operators of “highly erodible cropland” to keep such land in vegetative cover for ten years in...
In 2004, the Orange County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board updated and expanded its 1996 Agriculture and Farmland Protection Plan.  The updated plan focused more closely on options for...
This guide briefly presents the economic, social, and ecologic benefits of sustainable agriculture, though it is not the intent of the guide to persuade landowners of a particular set of values or to...
In 2009, the Vermont legislature approved the creation of a Farm to Plate Investment Program (F2P). The legislation tasked the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), in consultation with the Vermont...
A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based methodology including hardware, software and graphics that encodes, analyzes and displays multiple data layers derived from various sources...
Food can be viewed through the lenses of homeland security, emergency preparedness and human services, private industry and business, environmental stewardship, land use, and public utility, among...
This report takes assesses California's agricultural resources and identifies four factors threatening the future of agriculture— urban growth, salinity, soil erosion and water supply. The report...
This comprehensive overview of local food systems explores alternative definitions of local food, estimates market size and reach, describes the characteristics of local consumers and producers, and...
This research report explores the equity creation options for farmers practicing sustainable agriculture in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The report discusses issues these farmers face involving...
With support from the Healthy Eating Research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, APA’s Planning and Community Health Research Center conducted a multiphase research study to identify and...
The purpose of this guide is to provide basic information to help Wisconsin’s rural communities prepare to plan for agriculture. The guide was developed in response to the Comprehensive Planning Law...
The Local Food System Toolkit was developed by the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to help communities reliably evaluate the economic impact of investing in local and regional food systems...
This report addresses the costs and benefits of different land-use patterns on the environment and how sound agricultural management practices may produce tangible environmental benefits. Various...

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