Our country continues to lose farmland at the astonishing rate of over a million and a half acres a year. With the average age of American farmers now nearing 60, 70% of our nation’s farmland will change hands in the next 20 years. Agricultural land trusts partner with farmers to permanently protect farmland from development and to facilitate access to affordable farmland for a new generation of farmers. An agricultural conservation easement can reduce the purchase price of farmland, facilitate inter-generational farmland succession, and provide funds that farmers need for capital improvements and debt reduction. Learn how you can work with your local land trust to access affordable farmland and to keep farmland for farmers forever.
Farm Business, Labor, Land
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