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Farm Policy
06/22/06
Getting Local Connecticut Food into the Market
Jiff Martin, AFT's New England Field Representative, and Connecticut dairy farmer Robin Chesmer are guests on John Dankosky's Where We Live program on WNPR. They talk about getting local food into the market and efforts to boost the state's local agricultural industry. Audio recording: [MP3, 40.1MB, 43:48]
 
05/09/2006
AFT President Ralph Grossi Discusses Opportunities for the 2007 Farm Bill
DTN On Air show—Ralph Grossi, the first guest, speaks about opportunities for the 2007 Farm Bill in this hour-long call-in show that covers the usage of farmland and thoughts about the farm bill. Audio recording: [MP3, 3.26MB, 57:00]
 
05/08/06
AFT President Ralph Grossi Is Joined by Former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries and Midwest Farm Leaders to Endorse New American Farmland Trust Policies for the 2007 Farm Bill
VIDEO WEBCAST: News Conference/Teleconference on the week of the 73rd anniversary of the first farm bill, to detail AFT's new framework and vision for 21st century farm policy.
 
05/01/06
Michigan Farm Radio Network Interview with AFT President Ralph Grossi
Michigan Farm Radio Network's coverage of Karen Tremble's interview with AFT President Ralph Grossi during the National Association of Farm Bureaus Issues Forum in Washington, D.C. Audio recording: [MP3, 2.24MB, 2:27]
 
05/01/2006
Opportunities to Redirect Farm Policy: Interview with AFT President Ralph Grossi
Ralph Grossi speaks about the 2007 Farm Bill and AFT's recommendations for this once-in-a-generation opportunity to redirect farm policy during an interview with Colleen Callahan of WGFA, Watseka, IL. Audio recording: [MP3, 10.6MB, 11:40]
 
11/04/05
Farm Policy Discussion with AFT President Ralph Grossi: Potential Changes and Benefits
U.S. taxpayers spend 15 to 20 billion dollars a year on farm subsidies, much of which goes to the biggest growers. With mounting international pressure to open markets, some U.S. officials want to reduce subsidies. Farmland protection groups would like some of those funds shifted into conservation practices that protect air, water and wildlife. Audio recording.
 
FARMLAND PROTECTION
10/27/06
Leelanau County (MI) PDR
The Michigan NOW broadcast journalism program generously allowed us to post this story about the efforts of Leelanau County farmers to develop a PDR (Purchase of Development Rights) program to help protect farmland in their area. Audio recording [MP3, 5.37MB]
 
06/16/06
Bob Wagner, Managing Director for Field Programs, on the Loss of Florida Farmland
AFT's Bob Wagner is a guest expert on the WUSF public radio program Florida Matters. This edition focuses on Florida's disappearing farmland. Can Florida agriculture find ways to coexist with development?
 
06/06/06
Balancing Growth for City and Country
Mark Haim, host of Evening Edition on KOPN in Columbia, Missouri, hosts Bob Wagner, AFT's Managing Director for Field Programs, to discuss balancing growth and maintaining open space and productive farmland near Columbia, Missouri. Audio recording: [MP3, 10.7MB, 59:41]
 
Spring 2004
President Ralph Grossi Speaking to the American Planning Association on Why We Need to Protect Farmland
Audio recording: [MP3, 2.5 MB, 2:30]
 
 
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