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As the nation's leading advocate for farm and ranch land conservation, AFT works with communities and individuals to protect the land, plan for agriculture and keep the land healthy.  Working with farmers and ranchers, political leaders and community activists, AFT has helped to permanently protect more than two million acres of America's best farm and ranch land.

Click here for a list of simple reasons why we must save farmland.

Or follow the links below to fact sheets on various farmland protection topics. All fact sheets are in PDF format. For more resources, be sure to visit the Farmland Information Center.

 

Fact Sheets

 

Agricultural Conservation Easements
 
Agricultural District Programs
 
Agricultural Economic Development
 
Agricultural Protection Zoning
 
Cost of Community Services Studies
 
Differential Assessment & Circuit Breaker Tax Programs
 
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
 
Farmland Protection Policy Act
 
The Farmland Protection Toolbox
 
Farm Transfer and Estate Planning
 
Glossary
 
Growth Management Laws
 
Installment Purchase Agreements
 
Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
 
Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements (PACE)
 
PACE: Sources of Funding
 
PACE: Status of State PACE Programs
 
PACE: Status of Local PACE Programs
 
Right-to-Farm Laws
 
Transfer of Development Rights
 
Why Save Farmland?
 
2007 National Resources Inventory:
Changes in Land Cover/Use
 
2007 NRI: Changes in Land Cover/Use - Agricultural Land
 
2007 NRI: Changes in Land Cover/Use - Analysis
 
2007 NRI: Changes in Land Cover/Use - Rural Land
 
2006 Farm Conservation Tax Update
 
 
AFT In Your State
 
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Find more farmland protection information at the Farmland Information Center

 

 
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