Farmland Information Center
The nation’s largest online collection for information on farm and ranch land protection and stewardship.
About the Farmland Information Center
The Farmland Information Center (FIC) is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection that serves people working to save farmland and ranchland for agriculture. It is a project of American Farmland Trust (AFT) maintained on behalf of and with support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The FIC is authorized by the federal Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA), the first federal law to address the loss of productive agricultural land to non-farm development. AFT and NRCS have worked together since 1994 to fulfill this requirement.Learn More
Soil Health Case Studies
Case studies that show healthier soil on farmland brings economic benefits to farmers and environmental benefits to society.Soil Health Case Studies
Farms Under Threat New England
A special report from AFT presents new information on the state of New England’s farmland and a framework for action that provides potential pathways forward.Farms Under Threat: A New England Perspective
ACEP Interim Rule
The Interim Rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) was released on January 6, 2020. It went into effect on December 30, 2019. Comments are due by March 20, 2020.Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) Rule
Non-Operator Landowner Surveys
AFT's research on the linkage between rented land, non-operating landowners, and how to improve conservation practices on farmland.NOL Surveys
Search our collection of publications, laws, data and statistics and more to help save agricultural land.View More
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