Fourteen compelling and easy-to-read two-page soil health economic case studies featuring “soil health successful farmers” were developed by American Farmland Trust (AFT) and partners. Originally, AFT developed the methods and analysis for producing these case studies with support from a 2018-2021 USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant called “Accelerating Soil Health Adoption by Quantifying Economic and Environmental Outcomes & Overcoming Barriers on Rented Lands.”
The original case studies (produced between 2018 and 2021) feature almond farmers in California, corn-soybean farmers in Illinois and Ohio, and diversified crop farmers in New York. In 2022, we published our first Pennsylvania case study featuring a family farm that has protected their land with an agricultural conservation easement, specifically the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). Additionally, we published the Faith Home Orchard case study in partnership with the Almond Board of California, and two Oklahoma case studies in partnership with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.