American Farmland Trust

American Farmland Trust is the only national conservation organization dedicated to protecting farmland, promoting sound farming practices, and keeping farmers on the land.  As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the availability of the land that provides fresh food, a healthy environment and lasting rural landscapes.

Since our founding in 1980 by a group of farmers and citizens concerned about the rapid loss of farmland to development, we've helped to save more than three million acres of farmland and led the way for the adoption of conservation practices on millions more.

The benefits of bountiful and protected working lands represent our best bet for the future — and our plan to help America guarantee that future through comprehensive stewardship of the nation’s working lands is based on the following key programs:

  • Farmland Protection is focused on permanently protecting farm and ranch land across America.
  • Agriculture & Environment helps farmers and ranchers improve water quality and combat climate change while expanding their sources of revenue.
  • Keeping Farmers on the Land supports farmers and communities in sustaining local agriculture while strengthening America’s food and farming system.

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Contact American Farmland Trust

1150 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC  20036
Phone: (202) 659-5170
Toll Free: (800) 431-1499
Fax: (202) 659-8339


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Report Reveals Success of Conservation Compliance in Protecting Soils and Wetlands

Conservation Compliance: A 25-Year Legacy of Stewardship explains how conservation compliance, which has historically required farmers to implement conservation measures in return for federally funded farm support, helped save millions of wetland acres while keeping billions of tons of soil on farms. As a result, millions of marginal, erosion-prone lands have remained healthy and productive.
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