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Farms Under Threat: The State of America's Farmland

Research from Farms Under Threat: The State of America's Farmland shows that between 1992 and 2012 almost 31 million acres of agricultural land were irreversibly lost to development. That is nearly double the amount of conversion previously documented and is equivalent to losing most of Iowa or New York. This loss included almost 11 million acres of the best land for intensive food and crop production. This is land where the soils, micro-climates, growing seasons, and water availability combine to allow intensive production with the fewest environmental impacts.

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