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Farmland Information Center

The nation’s largest online collection for information on farm and ranch land protection and stewardship.

AFT's New Farms Under Threat Report

Between 2001 and 2016, 11 million acres of agricultural land were paved over, fragmented, or converted to uses that compromise agriculture. AFT’s new report shows the extent, location, and quality of each state’s agricultural land and tracks how much of it has been converted using the newest data and the most cutting-edge methods. The report’s 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.


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About the Farmland Information Center

The Farmland Information Center (FIC) is a clearinghouse for information about farmland protection that serves people working to save farmland and ranchland for agriculture. It is a project of American Farmland Trust (AFT) maintained on behalf of and with support from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The FIC is authorized by the federal Farmland Protection Policy Act (FPPA), the first federal law to address the loss of productive agricultural land to non-farm development. AFT and NRCS have worked together since 1994 to fulfill this requirement.

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