NYFC Takes a Step in Protecting Working Farmland with Land Access Innovations Training

Representatives from over twenty land trusts listened as Equity Trust and other mentors, along with Jen Smith – the farmer and owner at Crimson and Clover CSA – talked about their land access innovations. “Forty years of farmland conservation, and we are watching it unravel before our eyes.” That was the warning that John Halsey, president of Long Island’s Peconic Land Trust, delivered to a room full of conservation professionals... Read More

Land Access Innovations Workshop for Land Trusts

Apply by this Friday, July 25th for NYFC and Equity Trust’s Land Access Innovations Workshop for land trusts. The one-day, in-person training is aimed at staff from a select group of land trusts that have a high degree of commitment and sufficient capacity to move forward in the implementation of farm protection projects that incorporate affordability innovations. Topics will include: easement tools and ground leases, fundraising, monitoring... Read More

Take a Stand in DC to Challenge Monsanto’s Aggression Against Family Farmers

Farmers Against Monsanto, courtesy of fooddemocracynow.org If you’re able to be in Washington, DC tomorrow (Thursday, January 10th), please come out to stand in solidarity with the 30 farmers fighting to defend American agriculture.  They will will be appealing their landmark court case challenging Monsanto’s abusive patent infringement lawsuits and could use your support! The assembly will take place at 10 AM at Lafayette Square (H Street... Read More

Wednesday – Farm Bill Now Rally in Washington, DC

FARM BILL NOW RALLY Join thousands of other farmers for a rally in Washington, D.C., to tell Congress it is critical to pass a farm bill before Sept. 30.  Farmers and food advocates of all stripes will be there, and it is important for beginning farmers and their supporters to show up in numbers to make sure this key demographic isn’t ignored.  For more up-to-date information from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition on where the... Read More