American Farmland Trust offers webinars to review its new report Farms Under Threat: the State of the States. Millions of acres of America’s agricultural land were developed or converted to uses that
American Farmland Trust offers webinars to review its new report Farms Under Threat: the State of the States.
Millions of acres of America’s agricultural land were developed or converted to uses that threaten farming between 2001 and 2016, according to “Farms Under Threat: The State of the States,” a new report by American Farmland Trust. The report’s Agricultural Land Protection Scorecard is the first-ever state-by-state analysis of policies that respond to the development threats to farmland and ranchland, showing that every state can, and must, do more to protect their irreplaceable agricultural resources.
The State of the States report shows the extent, location, and quality of each state’s agricultural land and tracks how much of it has been converted in each state using the newest data and the most cutting-edge methods. The Agricultural Land Protection Scorecard analyzes six programs and policies that are key to securing a sufficient and suitable base of agricultural land in each state and highlights states’ efforts to retain agricultural land for future generations. It offers a breakthrough tool for accelerating state efforts to make sure farmland is available to produce food, support jobs and the economy, provide essential environmental services, and help mitigate and buffer the impacts of climate change.
Please see the webinar series schedule below:
6/29 – Louisiana 1 p.m. CST: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/345719848030223118
7/2 – Mississippi 1 p.m. CST: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6024488498284033294
(Monday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
American Farmland Trust