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American Farmland Trust's expertise in conservation and agriculture stems from our leading-edge research, comprehensive data-gathering and successful on-the-ground work conducted across the country for the past 30 years.

Our national, regional and local level projects are born from our focus on saving farmland, keeping the land healthy and ensuring a future for agriculture. Tap into our breadth of knowledge to help answer your questions and find solutions.


red arrow Farming on the Edge
Our ground-breaking national study mapping the relationship between high-quality farmland and land development pressure in America. The threat of sprawling development to urban edge farmland is shown state by state.

red arrow Impacts of the Federal Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
A new study from American Farmland Trust and the University of Nebraska shows that in addition to saving agricultural land from development, the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) improves agricultural viability, encourages on-farm conservation and helps farmers gain access to land.


red arrow A National View of Agricultural Easement Programs
We know a great deal about the strategies and practices of organizing, funding, and acquiring easements—the “front end”. What is less certain, however, is the effectiveness of reversing or minimizing the farmland conversion trend in the United States—the “back end” of the process.

RMS Studies and Reports Listing
Our listing of key studies and reports, organized as national or regional in scope. 

Our latest books and guides, along with free brochures and fact sheets about farmland protection. Includes "Cost of Community Services: Making the Case for Conservation" and our collection of landowner guides.

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