It’s never been more important to protect New England’s threatened farms and farmland.
Farming has an enduring and important presence in the six-state region – from the dairy farms and maple sugarhouses of Vermont, to the cranberry bogs of Massachusetts, and blueberry fields of Maine.
But in the last 60 years, New England has lost 80% of its farmland.
Due to population growth, development, and sprawl from our cities, the amount of land left producing food in New England is small – just 5%.
At AFT, we are working to save the land – for our economy, our way of life, and our very ability to feed ourselves.