June 29 Report to Call for Better Land Use Planning to Secure Food Production
WHAT: FARMS UNDER THREAT 2040: CHOOSING AN ABUNDANT FUTURE WEBINAR
American Farmland Trust’s new report Farms Under Threat 2040: Choosing an Abundant Future to be released by webinar on the Agri-Pulse platform will call for smart growth to safeguard the land that grows our food.
Farms Under Threat is AFT’s multi-year effort to advance cutting-edge solutions for farmland protection. It uses high-resolution spatial analysis tools to identify where agricultural land has been converted to urban and low-density residential land uses.
The 2040 report projects this data into the future to present three alternative development scenarios — Business as Usual, Runaway Sprawl and Better Built Cities. The report shows that development choices have a significant effect on the future of farmland and ranchland and urges Americans to embrace Better Built Cities to safeguard local farms and ranches, bolster the global food system and improve peoples’ daily lives.
WHEN: JUNE 29, 12:00PM Eastern Time
Agri-Pulse Press Release and Speaker Bios here.
American Farmland Trust is the only national organization that takes a holistic approach to agriculture, focusing on the land itself, the agricultural practices used on that land, and the farmers and ranchers who do the work. AFT launched the conservation agriculture movement and continues to raise public awareness through our No Farms, No Food message. Since our founding in 1980, AFT has helped permanently protect over 6.8 million acres of agricultural lands, advanced environmentally-sound farming practices on millions of additional acres and supported thousands of farm families.
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