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Healthy food access is not just about increasing food retail, though that is a critical component. It is also about creating and supporting the food production, processing and distribution...
The following paper from American Farmland Trust (AFT) advocates for promoting the voluntary implementation of Conservation Cropping Systems (CCS) to improve agricultural soils as the first line of...
This CAE working paper looks at zoning, impact fees and other growth management options. Local growth management tools which affect the rate of agricultural land conversion can also influence land...
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...
Beginning farmers in New England face particularly daunting obstacles to accessing land in a region where cropland and pasture make up less than 5 percent of the land base and the price of farmland...
This report addresses this essential element of a Water Quality Trading system (WQT)—putting WQT and baselines into context, presenting current practices, identifying critical issues, assessing...
In June 1979, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the President's Council on Environmental Quality agreed to sponsor an inter-agency study of the availabiltiy of the nation's agricultural lands,...
Local food initiatives across the U.S. have launched determined efforts to encourage institutional purchasers to source locally grown foods. These have generated significant enthusiasm at the local...
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...
Across the United States, many urban, suburban, and even rural neighborhoods are experiencing dramatic transformations. Parking lots, underused commercial properties, and former industrial sites are...
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...
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...

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