The National Young Farmers Coalition released a report yesterday that reveals how current farmland conservation practices are failing working farmers.  Farmland Conservation 2.0: How Land Trusts Can Protect America’s Working Farms surveyed 200 land trust leaders from across the United States. The report discovered that one-quarter of land trusts have seen protected farmland move out of production. Land is going fallow as non-farmers purchase farms at prices beyond what farmers can afford. As a result, farmers are being pushed hundreds of miles from urban markets as they look for land to buy.

nationalyoungfarmersRead more about this study and the National Young Farmers Coalition.

Land Conservation Efforts Need Re-evaluation
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