Private land trusts play an increasingly important role in farm and ranch land protection. However, it can be difficult for landowners to identify land trusts interested in protecting agricultural land for agriculture, especially in states not served by public farmland protection programs. With support from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), American Farmland Trust conducted its second nationwide survey of private land trusts to identify organizations that actively protect farm and ranch land for agriculture and to quantify the amount of agricultural land they have protected. Below you will find a summary of survey findings along with tables using data from the survey.
2017 Nationwide Survey of Land Trusts that Protect Farm and Ranch Land
Northampton, MA: American Farmland Trust
December 01, 2018
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