is California State Director, American Farmland Trust
, UC Davis.
The brochure and supporting web site are a joint project of Coleman Natural Foods (CNF) and American Farmland Trust
(AFT) through the Coleman Eco-Project 201 5, a decade-long conservation program created to raise awareness about the link between conservation, healthy land, healthy food and healthy people, and to connect consumers with where and how their food is raised and produced.
footnote: American Farmland Trust
, "Saving American Farmland: What Works," (Washington, DC: American Farmland Trust
, 1997), p.
To date, the American Farmland Trust
and the Civil War Preservation Trust have both expressed interest in working with local landowners to secure conservation easements, and a few already exist.
It's shocking to see to what extent states have experienced rapid conversion from farmland," says Don Buckloh, a farmland information specialist with the American Farmland Trust
(AFT), a nonprofit organization that works to prevent productive farmland loss and aims to keep private land in private hands.
According to the American Farmland Trust
,(1) each year the United States loses more than 1.
The combination of bountiful crops, top-notch soil and relentless urban sprawl once again put the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys atop the at-risk list compiled by the American Farmland Trust
American Farmland Trust
will launch Farmland Forever, a multifaceted and timely campaign which seeks to prevent greater loss of regional farmland by broadening communication, building coalitions, and significantly increasing the amount of protected farmland in the Puget Sound region during the current lull in demand from developers.
In a letter sent today to House and Senate Appropriators, American Farmland Trust
, National Association of Conservation Districts, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and National Wildlife Federation, and 31 other conservation groups cited the many, diverse benefits of the federal agriculture conservation programs.
The 2012 Census of Agriculture, released May 2, shows a nationwide drop in land devoted to agricultural production, from 922 million acres in 2007 to less than 915 million acres, according to an announcement by American Farmland Trust
CLF is hard at work preparing a report for release next fall, in partnership with American Farmland Trust
and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, that will comprehensively address policy barriers and opportunities for expanding sustainable agriculture in New England.
Another respected non-profit, American Farmland Trust
(AFT), is more bullish overall on the Senate's draft of the bill.