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American Farmland Trust is the nation's leading conservation organization dedicated to saving America's farm and ranch land, promoting environmentally sound farming practices and supporting a sustainable future for farms. As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, it has focused on ensuring the availability of the land that provides fresh food, a healthy environment and last rural landscapes.
Since its founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, it has helped save millions of acres of farmland and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.
The benefits of bountiful and protected working lands represent our best bet for a healthy, sustainable future — American Farmland Trust's plan to help America guarantee that future through comprehensive stewardship of the nation's working lands is based on the following key programs:
- Farmland Protection is focused on permanently protecting farm and ranch land across America.
- Agriculture & Environment helps farmers and ranchers improve water quality and combat climate change while expanding their sources of revenue.
- Growing Local supports farmers and communities in sustaining local agriculture while strengthening America’s food and farming system.
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