Since its founding in 1980, AFT has operated at the nexus of research, policy, and advocacy—identifying common ground between environmental and agricultural communities and building coalitions to generate forward-thinking policy change. Policy staff working at the federal, regional, and state levels leverage AFT’s deep expertise in the field, working with leaders and lawmakers to design, enact, and implement innovative policies that keep land in farming, keep farmers on the land, and help farmers adopt sound farming practices. From the halls of Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to state legislative chambers and county boardrooms, AFT is a trusted resource. We invite you to explore our agriculture policy work and join us in saving the land that sustains us.


Federal Policy