New England Regional Office

Farms Under Threat: New England

In the last 15 years over 11 million acres of this nation’s irreplaceable agricultural land has been paved-over, fragmented, or otherwise converted to new uses that jeopardize farming. Rising development pressures and land values limit the ability of farmers, especially beginning farmers, to access land. Left unabated, these trends threaten food security, local economies, ecological integrity, climate resiliency, and the very fabric of our communities.

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American Farmland Trust has been on the ground in New England since 1985 – working to expand support for farms and farmland from Maine to Rhode Island. It’s never been more important to protect New England's threatened farms and farmland.

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Food, Farms, Fisheries and Forests Conference

At this conference, we will explore what immediate actions can be taken for New England to realize the three major challenges outlined in the “Planetary Health Diet." We will also be releasing findings from our "Farms Under Threat: New England" project.

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Projects and Programs

Working Lands Alliance

Our Working Lands Alliance is the only organization of its kind in Connecticut, bringing a broad coalition of allies together to protect the Nutmeg State's most important resources – its farmers and its farmland.

Working Lands Alliance