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Founded in 1980 by a group of farmers and conservationists concerned about the rapid loss of the nation's farmland to development, American Farmland Trust (AFT) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to protecting our nation's strategic agricultural resources.


To stop the loss of productive farmland and to promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment.


America is losing 1.2 million acres of farmland annually, much of it the best and most productive farmland near where most Americans live. American Farmland Trust is committed to protecting the nation's best farm and ranch land and improving the economic viability of agriculture.

AFT works with federal, state and local leaders and communities to develop legislation, implement policies and execute programs that keep farmers on their land and protect our environment.


During the past 25 years, AFT has worked with farmers and ranchers, political leaders and community activists to permanently protect more than a million acres of America's best farm and ranch land. We've also helped to stimulate the creation of 27 state-level farmland protection programs, as well as countless local ordinances and programs that give landowners the tools they need to keep their land in farming.


United States


1200 18th Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 331-7300
EIN: 52-1190211

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Protect Farmland

Education for farmers

With a gift of $25, American Farmland Trust is able to produce landowner guides that help educate four farmers and ranchers on how to protect their land and keep it healthy for future generations.