From our friends at American Farmland Trust:
We are pleased to share our new report Farms Under Threat: The State of the States.
Farms Under Threat is American Farmland Trust’s multi-year initiative to document the status of and threats to America’s agricultural land while at the same time offering policy solutions to save that land. The State of the States paints a striking picture of the threats facing agriculture and documents the steps every state has taken to protect and retain their agricultural land base for working farms and ranches.
Along with the report, you also can explore our maps and policy findings on our interactive website which has additional resources, such as summaries for each state to highlight the findings from our mapping and policy analyses.
Finally, here is the link to two webinars that took place yesterday May 20th. The first is led by AFT’s president John Piotti and features a roundtable discussion about the implications of our findings with NRCS Chief Matthew Lohr and California Secretary of Agriculture Karen Ross. The second features the report authors and provides a deeper exploration of our findings and policy recommendations.
We hope these new resources will be valuable to your work and that you will share widely with your contacts and lists. And please contact us at (800) 370-4879 or online at www.farmlandinfo.org if you have questions or need technical assistance.