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Snapshot of Utah Agriculture

Farming on the Edge: Utah Farmland in the Path of Development

Mapping the Threats to Prime Ranchland in Utah



The Apple as Planet Earth Presentation
The Apple As Planet Earth

Do you know how much of the earth is suitable for farming? Watch the video and learn why protecting our farmland is so important.

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Did you know that the state of Utah has been losing more than 30 acres of farmland per day? You have the power to help save our farms and farmland. Support Utah farmers and farmers markets by taking these simple actions:
Apple Support your local farmers by buying direct at farmers markets, farm stands, and CSAs.
Apple Spread the No Farms No Food® message by requesting a free bumper sticker.
Apple Be a part of the movement calling for healthy farms, healthy food and healthy communities and donate to help us save the land that sustains us.

ranchland at risk in utah

Low-density development has more than 3 million acres of the state's best ranchland in peril, according to a study by American Farmland Trust. These ranchlands represent natural resources that could completely disappear by 2020, greatly impacting the ecological, economic and cultural fabric of local communities. more

Rocky Mountain Landowner's Guideguide helps farmers and ranchers combat agricultural land loss

American Farmland Trust and Coleman Natural Foods have produced the Rocky Mountain Agricultural Landowners Guide to Conservation and Sustainability [PDF] to provide Utah farmers and ranchers with information about the variety of options available to help them conserve their land and improve its productivity. more


promoting sound farming practices: helping farmers address today's clean water challenges

Protecting Our EnvironmentIn collaborating with farmers, environmentalists, and policy makers, our Agriculture and Environment program protects water quality and reduces climate change while improving the economic viability of farming.

  • Take action to support the BMP Challenge and help farmers decrease nitrogen applications and reduce fertilizer contamination of local watersheds.
  • Send an AFT eCard and inspire family and friends to protect the environment.

keeping farmers on the land: improving access for family farmers to land and markets

American Farmland Trust (AFT) is working with farmers, planners and policy makers to ensure a regionally diverse structure for agriculture and more favorable economic conditions to keep farmers and ranchers on the land. Since most land use decisions are local, we work to create farm-friendly communities, demonstrate model approaches, educate partners and enact policies at all levels of government to support family farmers and keep land available and affordable for farming.

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Bob Wagner
Senior Policy and Program Advisor

To learn more about agriculture in your state, visit the Utah state profile page at the Farmland Information Center.

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