Here you will find information about AFT’s National Agricultural Land Network, as well as a collection of local, state and federal resources to help support your work enhancing agricultural viability, improving on-farm conservation, and protecting our nation’s farmland and ranchland.
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AFT's National Agricultural Land Network
Our National Agricultural Land Network provides networking opportunities to an organization/entity or individual directly engaged in retaining and protecting agricultural land. NALN members can join an online discussion platform, participate and connect in small-group sessions with the nation’s experts, and receive monthly news and information on farmland protection policies, laws and resources.Learn more
Federal Programs and Policies
Learn about the USDA’s key federal policies and programs that protect the nation’s farm and ranch land and assist private landowners with natural resource concerns, or provide financial assistance to farmers.Federal Programs and Policies
State Programs and Policies
State governments have used broad regulatory powers to create innovative programs that protect farmland and support farm businesses. Find state laws, ordinances, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal and policy tools used to protect farms and ranches, as well as state policies and programs that help connect farmers with land and financial support.State Programs and Policies
Local Programs and Policies
Find tools used by communities to permanently protect farm and ranch land and to reduce the conversion of agricultural land to other uses. Learn about conservation policies and programs to support agricultural landowners in their role as stewards of land and water resources, and how to create policies that protect local agriculture.Local Programs and Policies
The 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, was enacted into law on December 20, 2018. The twelve titles of this legislation govern most of the functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).2018 Farm Bill
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