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As the nation's leading advocate for farm and ranch land conservation, AFT works with communities and individuals to protect the land, plan for agriculture and keep the land healthy.  Working with farmers and ranchers, political leaders and community activists, AFT has helped to permanently protect more than two million acres of America's best farm and ranch land.

Click here for a list of simple reasons why we must save farmland.

Or follow the links below to fact sheets on various farmland protection topics. All fact sheets are in PDF format. For more resources, be sure to visit the Farmland Information Center.


Fact Sheets


Agricultural Conservation Easements
Agricultural District Programs
Agricultural Economic Development
Agricultural Protection Zoning
Cost of Community Services Studies
Differential Assessment & Circuit Breaker Tax Programs
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
Farmland Protection Policy Act
The Farmland Protection Toolbox
Farm Transfer and Estate Planning
Growth Management Laws
Installment Purchase Agreements
Land Evaluation and Site Assessment
Purchase of Agricultural Conservation Easements (PACE)
PACE: Sources of Funding
PACE: Status of State PACE Programs
PACE: Status of Local PACE Programs
Right-to-Farm Laws
Transfer of Development Rights
Why Save Farmland?
2007 National Resources Inventory:
Changes in Land Cover/Use
2007 NRI: Changes in Land Cover/Use - Agricultural Land
2007 NRI: Changes in Land Cover/Use - Analysis
2007 NRI: Changes in Land Cover/Use - Rural Land
2006 Farm Conservation Tax Update
AFT In Your State
Find more farmland protection information at the Farmland Information Center


American Farmland Trust