Tag Archives: American Farmland Trust

On the Campaign Trail

The first weeks of our March 20th Special Election campaign for the 103rd New York Assembly District have gotten off to a terrific start. It has been wonderful to reconnect with friends and supporters from 2010 and I am inspired by … Continue reading

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Where in the World is the 2012 Farm Bill?

You may already know a lot, or a little, about the U.S. Farm Bill, dear Reader, but this has been my year to try to understand this smorgasbord bill,  passed every five to seven years (most recently in 2008) and what it … Continue reading

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Dine Out Irene and other Post-Flood Farm Relief Efforts

New York State farmers suffered a devastating double whammy over the last month when uninvited guests Irene and then Lee tore through the upstate and Hudson Valley regions leaving heartbreaking wreckage in their wake. It is clear we haven’t begun to … Continue reading

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Hug a Farmer — Family Farms Need You

You’ve joined a CSA (and have learned to prepare vegetables you’d never even heard of five years ago). You frequent the weekly Farmer’s Market, not just in your town, but in the surrounding towns. You know the local farms and … Continue reading

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Farm Tables: Dining in the Field

The facts about farming speak for themselves: America has been losing more than an acre of farm and ranch land every minute to development.* New York State has lost almost half a million acres of farmland to subdivisions, strip malls … Continue reading

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Farms R Us

Almost lost in the hoopla of the pizza party/sleepover at the state capitol and the on-time budget this week was a couple hundred farmers and friends who came to Albany Wednesday from across the state — including several buses from … Continue reading

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